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Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 2 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether any contracts between Capita Group plc and his Department have been cancelled before completion since 1997; and whether Capita Group plc has been liable for any penalties arising from failings in the administration of contracts since 1997. (303088)

I refer the right hon. Member to the answer given on 13 February 2003, Official Report, column 921W, which provided a list of contracts awarded to Capita Group plc. These contracts did not incur penalty charges and were not cancelled before completion. No further contracts have been awarded to Capita Group plc.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development on how many occasions Capita Group plc tendered for contracts let by his Department in each of the last five years; how many such tenders were successful; how much his Department paid to Capita Group plc for the execution of contracts in each such year; how many contracts which terminate after 2010 Capita Group plc hold with his Department; and what the monetary value is of all outstanding contracts between his Department and Capita Group plc. (303163)

The Department for International Development has no record of receiving tenders from Capita Group plc in the last five years.