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Capita

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether any contracts between Capita Group plc and her Department and its predecessors 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. (303093)

In December 2007, Capita Health Solutions was successful in a competition to deliver an Occupational Health Service for DWP to commence in April 2007. DWP and Capita mutually agreed to disengage from this arrangement with effect from August 2007. No penalties were arising.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on how many occasions Capita Group plc tendered for contracts let by her Department in each of the last five years; how many such tenders were successful; how much her 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 her Department; and what the monetary value is of all outstanding contracts between her Department and Capita Group plc. (303149)

The following table provides a summary of the information requested.

Question

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

How many occasions Capita Group Plc tendered for contracts with DWP in each of the last five years

2

1

1

2

1

How many such tenders were successful

2

1

1

How much DWP paid to Capita Group Plc for the execution of contracts in each such year (£ million)

47.79

53.10

54.80

26.71

39.13

How many contracts which terminate after 2010 that Capita Group Plc hold with DWP

1

What the monetary value is of all outstanding contracts between DWP and Capita Group Plc

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

Details of the contracts captured in the table are in the background notes.