1.On 7 March 2018, the Committee requested that the Ministry of Justice submit a memorandum on the following point in respect of the Electronic Monitoring (Responsible Persons) Order 2018 (S.I. 2018/212):
Explain why Alcohol Monitoring Systems Limited is referred to by title only without the addition of a company number.
2.The Ministry of Justice is grateful to the Committee for identifying that they have omitted to include a company number for the company Alcohol Monitoring Systems Limited.
3.The Department accepts that for the sake of clarity and consistency the Order should have included the company number. However, the Department does not think that the Order is defective because of this omission. “Alcohol Monitoring Systems Limited” is the legal name of the company and the company address is expressly set out in the Order, so the reader should be able to readily identify the company as the one providing the monitoring service. A search on the Companies House website shows no other company registered with this name.
4.The Order brings together all the companies responsible for monitoring the use of electronic tags into one Order. It is expected that the Order may require amending over time to add or remove monitoring companies if different contractors are used in any pilots, or where current pilots come to an end, or if current use of electronic monitoring is extended further. The Department will ensure that the company number is added to Alcohol Monitoring Systems Limited the next time the Order is amended and will also ensure that any new companies added to the Order are identified by their name, address and company number.
Ministry of Justice
12 March 2018
Published: 22 March 2018