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Probation Service

Volume 447: debated on Monday 12 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were committed by offenders under the supervision of the Probation Service during 2005-06. (75391)

Information is not routinely collected in the form requested.

Data on crimes that are categorised as serious offences committed by offenders under the supervision of the Probation Service are available for the financial year 2004-05 in Table 5.6 of the Home Office Statistical Bulletin “Offender Management Caseload Statistics 2004”.

This report is available at: www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs05/hosb1705.pdf

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many probation officers were employed by the Probation Service in each of the last five years. (75903)

Information is not available for the full period requested. Data collected prior to one April 2003 are unreliable, and are not directly comparable with the more accurate figures collected since that time. The figures presented in the table show full-time equivalent (FTE) figures at the close of each quarter from 1 April 2003 to 31 December 2005.

Probation officers1

2003-04

Quarter 1

5,831.10

Quarter 2

5,937.84

Quarter 3

6,271.45

Quarter 4

6,285.43

2004-05

Quarter 1

6,257.32

Quarter 2

6,376.48

Quarter 3

6,584.94

Quarter 4

6,566.63

2005-06

Quarter 1

6,469.84

Quarter 2

6,529.41

Quarter 3

6,894.36

1 The 'Probation Officers' category includes the senior probation officer, senior practitioner, and probation officer job groups. Trainee probation officers have been excluded from these figures.