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Jobcentre Plus: Crimes Against Property

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many times criminal damage has taken place in Jobcentre Plus premises in each Jobcentre Plus district in each month since the creation of Jobcentre Plus; and what estimate he has made of the costs to his Department arising from such criminal damage. (249421)

Under the terms of the Department's estate PFI (private finance initiative) prime contract, responsibility for meeting the costs of repairing damage to Jobcentre Plus buildings falls to our estates partner, Trillium. No central records are kept of instances of criminal damage, and the associated costs of repair, and this information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.