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Probation Service

Volume 450: debated on Thursday 19 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been spent in real terms on the Probation Service in each of the last 20 years; and what expenditure is planned for each of the next three years. (93555)

It is not possible to provide figures for the last 20 years. The resource funding to the National Probation Service from 2001-02 to 2007-08 expressed in real terms is as follows:

£ million

2001-02

653

2002-03

676

2003-04

758

2004-05

793

2005-06

854

2006-07

912

2007-08

1 920

1 indicative

The figures have been expressed in real terms by adjusting where possible for organisational change, technical accounting changes, and for inflation (using Treasury Discount factors where 2004-05 = 100).

Planned funding is not yet available beyond 2007-08.