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Probation Service

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 24 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what change there will be to the national probation budgets for (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09. (113401)

The resource allocation for 2007-08 is not yet settled; the indicative allocation is £908 million an increase of £25 million over 2006-07. After allowing for a £7 million technical adjustment, the increase is £32 million.

This allocation is in respect of the local probation boards and the National Probation Directorate (NPD). Certain expenditure related to the Probation Service, but managed centrally by the National Offender Management Service (NOMS), is not included. Arising from a review of NOMS HQ, the National Probation Directorate is being incorporated into the NOMS centre and in 2007-08 there will not be a separate NPD budget

There is no indicative allocation as yet for 2008-09.