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Capita

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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. (303087)

A search of records for instances since 1997 where contracts between Capita Group plc or its subsidiaries and the Home Department have been cancelled would incur disproportionate cost. However, from best available records within the last five years no contract has been cancelled before completion. Capita Business Services provides the Criminal Records Bureau's disclosure processing service under a public-private partnership agreement. Contract schedules set out service levels and the service credits that apply should Capita Business Services fail to meet the agreed service levels. Liquidated damages are charged in the event of late delivery to agreed changes in the service. From 2001-02, the values of service credits and liquidated damages received from Capita Business Services are:

£

2001-02

555,000

2002-03

1,718,000

2003-04

1,528,000

2004-05

53,000

2005-06

92,000

2006-07

168,000

2007-08

0

2008-09

0