Oral Answers to Questions Debate

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Department: Ministry of Justice

Oral Answers to Questions

David Hanson Excerpts
Tuesday 23rd January 2018

(2 years, 6 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Ministry of Justice
Dr Lee Hansard
23 Jan 2018, 11:47 a.m.

My hon. Friend is spot on. These vulnerable children require the very best care, particularly for their mental health. In negotiations with the main contractor, I rule out absolutely nothing if the contract obligations are not being met.

David Hanson (Delyn) (Lab) Parliament Live - Hansard


Mr Speaker Hansard
23 Jan 2018, 11:47 a.m.

Order. The right hon. Gentleman needs to focus his supplementary question exclusively on the Oakhill secure training centre in Milton Keynes.

David Hanson Parliament Live - Hansard
23 Jan 2018, 11:47 a.m.

Absolutely, Mr Speaker. Has the Minister taken any view on reducing the financial arrangements with G4S for running Oakhill or imposed any sanctions? What does it take to lose a contract?

Dr Lee Hansard
23 Jan 2018, 11:48 a.m.

The right hon. Gentleman, as a previous Minister responsible for the institution, will acknowledge that the contract is subject to a series of obligations. It was signed in 2004 and lasts for 25 years. I am fully aware of the need to improve standards at Oakhill. I rule absolutely nothing out, and I have already met senior people at G4S to point that out.