To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding is available for community punishment orders in each probation service area; and if he will make a statement. 
The budget for each probation area for 2003–04 is set out in the table.The budget given to each area is a general grant and is not hypothecated for community punishment orders nor any other activity.The National Probation Service (NPS) has been piloting an enhanced community punishment scheme. Plans are in place for this to be rolled out to all probation areas in 2003–04. The national budget settlement for 2003–04 included an additional £9 million to support the implementation of Enhanced Community Punishment (ECP).
|Probation areas showing main service budgets for 2003–04|
|Avon and Somerset||13,613|
|Devon and Cornwall||13,670|