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Equal Opportunities

Volume 210: debated on Tuesday 30 June 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of officers in grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, respectively, and overall in his Department are women.

The latest figures available show that 150 staff in grades 1 to 7 are women: this represents some 20 per cent. In the unified grades 24 per cent. of staff at grade 3, 21 per cent. at grade 5, 10 per cent. at grade 6 and 22 per cent. at grade 7 are women. There are no women in grades 1, 2 or 4. In the Home Office as a whole some 26 per cent. of staff are women.

Net expenditure on the criminal justice system 1982–83 to 1991–92
£ million
Police and forensic science service2 32,3522,5532,9432,9083,1283,4563,8274,3394,8395,431
Probation2 3144155173184216224247280320382
Court Services (Home Office)32910101314172226
Criminal Injuries Compensation42626343742476571100136
Magistrates' Courts3124139152161177211236275294350
Other Courts (Local Authority)314151617171819272630
Crown Courts57481103112125141
Criminal Legal Aid106119135159197240274320372458