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Community Service Volunteers

Volume 457: debated on Wednesday 7 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the timescale for provision of the revised Memorandum of Understanding between the Community Service Volunteers (CSV) and the Prison Services is; and what steps he has taken to ensure improved communications between CSV, the Prison Service and the probation services. (125144)

A revised Memorandum of Understanding between the Prison Service, Offender Manager and Community Service Volunteers has now been completed and is due to be issued subject to public protection measures being agreed. Officials from NOMS (including prison and probation service) and CSV have met and set in place tighter and improved communication protocols within the Memorandum of Understanding.