Knife and crime strategy - GPS tagging (1)

MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The National Audit Office has stated that a £60m Ministry of Justice GPS tagging system for offenders is years behind schedule and has delivered no benefits.  What is the budget for the GPS tagging system you will be employing?


Answer for Knife and crime strategy - GPS tagging (1)

Answer for Knife and crime strategy - GPS tagging (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The budget for GPS tagging for knife crime is incorporated within the London Knife Crime Strategy budget of £625,000.

The Ministry of Justice holds the main budget for all Electronic Monitoring of offenders. To support the testing of innovation the MoJ has enacted legislation to enable MOPAC to test GPS technology. The current pilot, which is targeted at persistent offenders in North East London, was launched in March 2017 and has a budget of £150,000 for the year.