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Action for Employment

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department and its agencies paid to A4E in each of the last three years. (192498)

The spend for services acquired from A4e was as follows:

Former DCA

2006-07: £41.13

Her Majesty's Prison Service

2005-06: £12,654

2006-07: £36,628

2007-08 to date: £10,311

Grand Total: £59,593

The following agencies have a nil spend in the above stated period:

Her Majesty's Court Service

Tribunals Service

National Offenders Management Service

Office of Criminal Justice reform

Office of the Public Guardian

Information on payments made by the non departmental public bodies sponsored by the Department are held by the bodies themselves under separate accounting systems. This information is not held centrally.