Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|30 Jun 2017, 1:39 p.m.||Community Rehabilitation Companies||David Hanson|
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many financial penalties have been incurred by (a) number and (b) financial value by community rehabilitation companies in (i) England, (ii) Wales and (iii) each county in each year since 2010.
Answer (Mr Sam Gyimah)
This information is commercially sensitive.
We hold providers rigorously to account for their performance and take action wherever they are falling short. Our contract management teams closely monitor and robustly manage providers to make sure they fulfil their contractual commitments to maintain service delivery, reduce reoffending, protect the public and provide value for money to the taxpayer. If standards are not met, financial penalties can be applied through Service Credits. Service Credits are a payment made by the Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) back to the Government, as a means of compensating for services under the contract where the CRC fails to meet the contractual service levels expected.