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LIQUIDATION OF CARILLION AND THE PRISON ESTATE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 806: tabled on 16 January 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 17 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is concerned by the recent liquidation of Carillion leaving debts of around £900 million and notes the devastating impact this will have on thousands of workers across the UK; is aware that Carillion currently holds public and private partnership contracts worth over £1.7 billion which include the maintenance of almost half of prisons across the UK; is further concerned that reports dating back two years indicated consistently poor performance by Carillion in regards to prison maintenance; notes a report on living conditions by HMI Prisons in October 2017; further notes that Carillion has received almost £100 million in public funding for prison maintenance contracts since June 2015 including £39.8 million in 2017 alone; understands that the Prison Officers Association has long raised its concerns regarding these contracts indicating its dismay at the rapidly deteriorating living conditions for prisoners across the prison estate; notes the growing concerns of staff and inmates following the collapse of Carillion regarding the outsourcing of Governmental responsibility to ensure the effective maintenance of prisons; and therefore calls on the Government urgently to review private contractors working within the prison system and to bring all prison maintenance contracts back in-house as a matter of urgency.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.