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Ministry of Justice: ICT

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL13119, tabled on 24 January 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answers by Lord Keen of Elie (HL Deb, col 706) and the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Justice (HC Deb, col 248) on 23 January, whether there are penalty clauses in the contractual arrangements with their IT system supplier; and if so, what are the effects of such clauses.

Answered on

6 February 2019

There are penalty clauses within the contract in question, these penalties are financial and are based on contractually agreed performance criteria.

Dependent on the nature of the incident or contractual breach, additional commercial remedies exist, these include rights of step-in or termination.