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Criminal Justice (Electronic Monitoring) (Responsible Person) Order 2014

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 220670, tabled on 13 January 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the naming of specific companies in the Criminal Justice (Electronic Monitoring) (Responsible Person) Order 2014 is legal under EU competition law.

Answered on

16 January 2015

The procurement competition which appointed the company named on the current Order as the provider of electronic monitoring services was carried out in accordance with EU procurement law.

The Order reflects the outcome of that procurement process by making the named company the person responsible for monitoring offenders who are subject to an electronic requirement where a court decides to impose such a requirement as part of certain sentences named in the Order.

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