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Probation Service

Volume 456: debated on Friday 2 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many full-time equivalent probation officers were employed in each probation area in each of the last 10 years. (117786)

Information is not available for the full period requested. Data collected prior to 1 April 2003 are not directly comparable with the more accurate figures collected since that time. The figures presented show full-time equivalent (FTE) figures at the close of each quarter from 1 April 2003 to 31 March 2006.

In addition, the information required to break down the number of Probation Officers in post by area in quarter 1 2003-04 is no longer held. As a result, only the total figure has been provided for this period.

Probation officers in post by area

2003-04

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4

Avon and Somerset

96.40

112.90

110.40

Bedfordshire

57.30

61.10

62.60

Cambridgeshire

75.50

85.35

75.97

Cheshire

116.10

112.30

114.30

Cumbria

59.90

59.90

56.30

Derbyshire

117.60

106.70

102.70

Devon and Cornwall

136.80

149.35

146.30

Dorset

63.00

68.00

63.10

Durham

72.00

86.50

87.50

Dyfed Powys

46.70

46.30

43.70

Essex

106.00

111.20

117.50

Gloucestershire

52.30

56.40

55.40

Gwent

69.10

68.10

69.20

Hampshire

155.90

173.59

178.60

Hertfordshire

63.70

65.90

71.99

Humberside

121.78

139.78

138.78

Kent

138.35

148.55

154.95

Lancashire

243.20

243.60

246.10

Leicestershire

126.00

125.00

130.70

Lincolnshire

64.20

61.60

60.60

London

795.70

840.50

862.50

Greater Manchester

414.70

399.80

387.58

Merseyside

243.90

241.50

238.44

Norfolk

72.68

76.88

84.18

North Yorkshire

66.20

75.80

75.60

North Wales

58.70

67.10

67.50

Northamptonshire

69.00

65.00

63.00

Northumbria

223.30

252.26

253.10

Nottinghamshire

166.00

171.50

160.90

South Wales

155.60

157.60

172.30

South Yorkshire

183.50

203.00

202.40

Staffordshire

148.70

147.10

146.20

Suffolk

82.25

81.75

85.15

Surrey

56.70

63.90

66.55

Sussex

121.20

123.30

126.60

Teesside

64.60

76.60

74.85

Thames Valley

163.00

176.70

182.00

Warwickshire

55.00

55.00

53.21

West Mercia

123.31

125.46

125.90

West Midlands

374.50

429.20

406.82

West Yorkshire

275.57

310.48

313.86

Wiltshire

41.90

48.90

50.10

Total

5,831.10

5,937.84

6,271.45

6,285.43

2004-05

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter3

Quarter 4

Avon and Somerset

151.90

148.10

153.70

153.30

Bedfordshire

56.40

58.00

61.00

66.00

Cambridgeshire

74.90

75.60

78.27

76.27

Cheshire

109.60

113.80

113.90

114.65

Cumbria

53.60

52.90

57.50

58.00

Derbyshire

112.90

125.60

109.20

107.50

Devon and Cornwall

141.76

141.60

149.10

150.30

Dorset

60.86

62.56

66.79

70.29

Durham

87.50

89.50

96.70

95.83

Dyfed Powys

43.20

42.70

49.10

46.70

Essex

116.80

112.90

120.11

120.20

Gloucestershire

55.40

54.99

59.69

59.19

Gwent

65.60

65.10

67.30

65.30

Hampshire

175.90

168.50

190.40

188.90

Hertfordshire

71.99

72.70

71.70

75.10

Humberside

135.39

131.89

147.91

147.68

Kent

152.15

144.40

146.20

145.53

Lancashire

243.50

237.10

253.20

250.40

Leicestershire

134.20

140.80

138.20

134.70

Lincolnshire

57.60

64.00

63.60

64.40

London

864.80

874.60

835.41

834.54

Greater Manchester

370.20

373.20

404.40

406.26

Merseyside

242.03

237.43

268.43

267.24

Norfolk

80.88

77.68

79.85

82.60

North Yorkshire

78.30

75.20

88.60

93.60

North Wales

71.80

72.80

84.20

83.20

Northamptonshire

59.00

65.00

66.63

72.54

Northumbria

251.80

274.06

267.95

263.76

Nottinghamshire

156.18

168.02

166.11

165.91

South Wales

169.60

169.70

195.90

191.48

South Yorkshire

196.80

195.50

212.70

208.10

Staffordshire

148.40

156.40

152.30

152.70

Suffolk

82.25

82.80

83.00

83.40

Surrey

62.50

62.10

68.30

66.67

Sussex

128.41

127.79

128.74

128.84

Teesside

74.35

84.85

87.65

87.24

Thames Valley

175.00

169.30

176.40

175.80

Warwickshire

52.80

55.15

51.33

52.93

West Mercia

121.84

142.58

141.30

138.10

West Midlands

403.97

447.50

444.50

446.30

West Yorkshire

321.16

320.58

343.37

331.88

Wiltshire

44.10

41.50

44.30

43.30

Total

6,257.32

6,376.48

6,584.94

6,566.63

2005-06

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter3

Quarter 4

Avon and Somerset

154.40

158.80

166.20

174.20

Bedfordshire

65.00

63.00

65.30

65.40

Cambridgeshire

73.70

77.07

79.30

76.77

Cheshire

121.00

134.00

124.30

118.21

Cumbria

59.20

56.80

63.30

62.00

Derbyshire

108.50

117.00

119.50

118.10

Devon and Cornwall

151.10

148.50

165.40

151.60

Dorset

67.64

67.43

75.60

70.96

Durham

91.50

86.70

99.50

96.90

Dyfed Powys

48.10

55.10

55.70

45.30

Essex

115.00

111.30

120.80

124.40

Gloucestershire

55.76

54.76

59.80

50.99

Gwent

52.10

63.10

65.30

88.10

Hampshire

179.90

180.70

197.40

185.30

Hertfordshire

71.10

70.20

73.20

65.40

Humberside

146.91

145.01

161.80

161.29

Kent

142.13

132.34

154.10

147.80

Lancashire

241.10

238.70

253.70

254.22

Leicestershire

136.10

152.50

153.20

141.10

Lincolnshire

63.10

70.50

67.10

63.50

London

820.07

829.74

821.40

797.30

Greater Manchester

402.21

385.81

385.80

486.09

Merseyside

264.24

262.20

281.20

285.15

Norfolk

80.16

79.89

86.40

83.97

North Yorkshire

88.60

79.50

89.60

86.09

North Wales

83.70

89.10

87.30

86.40

Northamptonshire

70.99

69.91

68.30

81.60

Northumbria

259.16

257.20

283.30

257.75

Nottinghamshire

161.01

155.60

168.20

167.60

South Wales

188.50

213.20

215.10

196.10

South Yorkshire

203.90

203.80

226.80

212.60

Staffordshire

151.60

165.10

160.60

151.80

Suffolk

83.58

80.96

86.10

84.49

Surrey

69.85

68.75

70.00

72.50

Sussex

129.70

126.51

147.10

136.63

Teesside

95.90

95.00

104.10

99.40

Thames Valley

164.00

171.40

180.20

170.30

Warwickshire

54.06

60.77

59.30

50.66

West Mercia

137.10

150.10

144.50

150.00

West Midlands

443.50

441.50

493.50

470.10

West Yorkshire

335.37

320.56

361.00

349.26

Wiltshire

39.30

39.30

54.20

56.20

Total

6,469.84

6,529.41

6,894.50

6,793.53