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Probation Service

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 15 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) probation officers and (b) probation service officers there are in each probation service area. [107307]

The information requested is as follows:

England and Wales—Numbers of staff1,2
Probation officers3Probation service officers
Avon and Somerset138.6108.6
Bedfordshire66.520.4
Cambridgeshire66.829.2
Cheshire114.965.4
Cumbria60.128.7
Derbyshire128.667.2
Devon and Cornwall174.690.5
Dorset65.844.3
Durham99.372.5
Essex122.3100.8
Gloucestershire65.821.5
Hampshire220.4137
Hertfordshire82.240.1
Humberside155.061.5
Kent169.2127
Lancashire257.6135.8
Leicestershire and Rutland129.489.9
England and Wales—Numbers of staff1,2
Probation officers3Probation service officers
Lincolnshire75.052.9
London1,048.9331.4
Greater Manchester445.5271
Merseyside272.0143.7
Norfolk88.761.7
Northamptonshire69.737.1
Northumbria259.395.5
Nottinghamshire167.984.8
Staffordshire155.756
Suffolk82.125.5
Surrey72.061.5
Sussex132.249.6
Teesside78.597.6
Thames Valley218.3117.9
Warwickshire60.819.7
West Marcia135.044
West Midlands474.2149.6
Wiltshire56.524.5
North Yorkshire86.034.6
South Yorkshire212.0125.3
West Yorkshire373.7232.8
Dyfed-Powys49.5.31.6
Gwent73.537.5
North Wales67.259.0
South Wales213.180.8
Total7,134.43.566.0
1 Figures shown in whole time equivalent
2 Figures as at 31 December 2001. Information for 2002–03 is currently being collected and is as yet unavailable.
3 Probation officers includes senior probation officers, senior practitioners, probation officers and trainee probation officers.

Source:

Figures taken from RDS Probation Statistics 2001