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Probation Service

Volume 453: debated on Tuesday 28 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to contract to the private sector work undertaken by the Probation Service in Northern Ireland. (101614)

There are no plans at present to contract to the private sector work undertaken by the Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI). PBNI already functions on a collaborative basis with a number of statutory and voluntary bodies in providing services.