Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|18 Jul 2017, 3:40 p.m.||Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance||David Hanson|
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost was of contracts tendered out for prison maintenance by (a) prison and (b) private sector service provider in each year since 2010.
Answer (Mr Sam Gyimah)
It is right that prison repair work is carried out in a timely and effective manner to ensure public protection. We always work to ensure we achieve value for money for the taxpayer and keep our costs under review.
The most recent applicable data available for the period requested is from 2012, when Mitie Care and Custody Ltd took over the provision of facilities management (FM) at HMP Brixton, later expanding to cover three sites. Until June 2015, FM services at the rest of the public-sector prison estate was delivered in-house by Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS). Since then, it has been delivered by Amey Community Ltd and Carillion Plc.
Below is a breakdown of the applicable tendered fixed costs for each of the three private sector service providers broken down by year as requested. These contracts were tendered on a ‘lot’ basis and as such costs are not broken down by establishment. The number of establishments/sites within each package has been included below for completeness: