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Probation Officers

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 13 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many full-time probation officers were employed in the area covered by the Greater London magistrates courts in each of the last six years. (76745)

[holding answer 12 June 2006]: Information is not available for the full period requested. Data collected prior to 1 April 2003 are unreliable, and are not directly comparable with the more accurate figures collected since that time. In addition, due to the manual process employed in the collection of data for quarter one 2003-04 it is not possible to breakdown the data requested by area. The figures presented in the table show full time equivalent (FTE) figures at the close of each quarter from 1 July 2003 to 31 March 2006.

London

Probation Officers1

2003-04

Quarter 2

795.70

Quarter 3

840.50

Quarter 4

862.50

2004-05

Quarter 1

864.80

Quarter 2

874.60

Quarter 3

835.41

Quarter 4

834.54

2005-06

Quarter 1

820.07

Quarter 2

829.74

Quarter 3

821.44

Quarter 42

824.80

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. 2 From Quarter 4 2005-06 the workforce data collected will be structured according to the new offender management model. These latest figures are as yet unpublished and are currently being validated. As a result of this they may be subject to change.