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Capita

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 24 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was paid by his Department and its predecessor to Capita Group plc and its subsidiaries in each financial year since 2000; which contracts were awarded by his Department to Capita Group plc in each year from 2000-01 to the most recent available date; what the cost was of each contract; what penalties for default were imposed in contract provisions; what the length was of each contract; whether the contract was advertised; how many companies applied for the contract; how many were short-listed; what criteria were used for choosing a company; what provision was made for renewal without re-tender in each case; and if he will make a statement. (180699)

In the financial years from 2000-01 to 2006-07, the last full year for when figures are available, the Ministry of Justice and its predecessor Department and agencies’ expenditure with the Capita Group plc and its subsidiaries was as follows:

£

2000-01

0

2001-02

3,800

2002-03

17,165

2003-04

12,250

2004-05

498,678

2005-06

1,267,379

2006-07

643,418

The other information requested is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.