Written Question on Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance

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Date Title Questioner
14 Feb 2018, 5:10 p.m. Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance David Hanson


To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many outstanding (a) preventative and (b) reactive maintenance actions on the prisons estates (i) at each location and (ii) under each facilities management contract there were on 1 January 2018.

Answer (Lucy Frazer)

The table attached provides the number of outstanding reactive and planned maintenance tasks, as logged in our management system on 1 January 2018, at each Prison in England and Wales for Mitie, Carillion and Amey. Typically, some 95,000 maintenance tasks are completed each month; around 90 to 95% of all tasks raised. Some of these tasks cannot be completed in the month for a variety of reasons which can lead to duplication of a task. The figures provided include these duplicate tasks, which account for part of the apparent 'backlog'.

Our current priority is to stabilise and improve service delivery, with an improved focus on cleanliness and decency. We have created of a new government-owned facilities management company that has taken over the delivery of the prison Facilities Management services previously provided by Carillion.

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