HC Deb 10 April 2002 vol 383 c348W
Mr. Stinchcombe

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what performance penalties have been imposed on contractors providing electronic monitoring services in the last 12 months; and for each occasion what the(a)reason for and (b)amount of the penalty was. [40027]

Beverley Hughes

In the 12 months from February 2001 to January 2002, a total of £141,286.70 was deducted from the payments made to the electronic monitoring contractors in respect of performance measures. The performance measurement system assesses performance across a range of indicators including response times for installing and removing equipment, and making telephone calls and visits in respect of alleged breaches of the curfew requirement.