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Community Service Orders

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many offenders with unpaid work orders have (a) not completed their orders and (b) been summoned back to court within the term of the order in each supervising court in England and Wales in each of the last three years; (155394)

(2) how many offenders completed their unpaid work orders in each supervising court in England and Wales in each of the last three years.

Unpaid work requirements were introduced under the Criminal Justice Act 2003, which came into effect on 4 April 2005. They can be made under Community Orders or Suspended Sentence Orders, and are supervised by the National Probation Service. Information on the number of unpaid work requirements which (a) were not completed and (b) completed in each of the last two financial years, by individual probation area, can be found in the following tables. Given the recent introduction of these requirements, it follows that the number of terminations will increase significantly over the first few years. Information on those specifically summoned back to court is not held centrally

This information has been drawn from administrative IT systems, which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.

Non-completions of unpaid work requirements by year, probation area and reason

2005-06

Area

Revoked (further offence)

Revoked (on application)

Revoked (failure to comply)

Revoked (failure to comply on another req)

Terminated (other reasons)

Total

Avon and Somerset

13

17

63

3

6

102

Bedfordshire

15

6

19

0

15

55

Cambridgeshire

20

5

22

0

4

51

Cheshire

11

12

26

7

9

65

Cumbria

14

15

27

5

17

78

Derbyshire

23

9

51

2

3

88

Devon and Cornwall

25

16

93

5

12

151

Dorset

3

0

10

1

1

15

Durham

21

7

15

0

1

44

Dyfed-Powys

19

14

22

3

1

59

Essex

23

25

33

1

15

97

Gloucestershire

5

8

9

0

3

25

Greater Manchester

90

24

302

11

33

460

Gwent

18

8

15

1

7

49

Hampshire

42

37

140

6

12

237

Hertfordshire

11

9

30

1

15

66

Humberside

42

18

60

1

27

148

Kent

21

24

74

3

11

133

Lancashire

45

44

47

7

16

159

Leicestershire

15

11

31

5

13

75

Lincolnshire

10

15

27

0

4

56

London

85

25

128

9

171

418

Merseyside

7

18

71

0

56

152

Norfolk

13

13

38

2

8

74

North Wales

12

6

11

1

7

37

North Yorkshire

34

15

54

7

15

125

Northamptonshire

15

6

12

1

2

36

Northumbria

37

36

40

8

11

132

Nottinghamshire

34

20

119

7

13

193

South Wales

42

26

65

6

8

147

South Yorkshire

31

23

112

4

13

183

Staffordshire

26

9

34

3

5

77

Suffolk

17

9

41

0

12

79

Surrey

13

11

43

3

5

75

Sussex

18

8

42

2

4

74

Teesside

16

18

38

1

7

80

Thames Valley

20

6

15

0

22

63

Warwickshire

4

5

26

3

5

43

West Mercia

20

5

45

1

4

75

West Midlands

74

11

64

2

24

175

West Yorkshire

74

27

184

13

22

320

Wiltshire

10

3

21

5

2

41

2006-07

Area

Revoked (further offence)

Revoked (on application)

Revoked (failure to comply)

Revoked (failure to comply on another req)

Terminated (other reasons)

Total

Avon and Somerset

76

104

273

17

55

525

Bedfordshire

66

45

98

1

3

213

Cambridgeshire

62

41

81

3

13

200

Cheshire

59

45

166

36

80

386

Cumbria

57

112

129

29

65

392

Derbyshire

101

23

314

14

16

468

Devon and Cornwall

68

70

309

7

38

492

Dorset

22

44

85

7

113

271

Durham

66

47

72

5

14

204

Dyfed-Powys

70

37

69

7

23

206

Essex

118

119

136

9

46

428

Gloucestershire

45

65

46

4

20

180

Greater Manchester

325

224

999

29

98

1675

Gwent

119

64

124

11

73

391

Hampshire

125

140

447

14

72

798

Hertfordshire

54

83

179

26

25

367

Humberside

91

104

164

8

164

531

Kent

122

123

309

6

18

578

Lancashire

175

120

437

20

233

985

Leicestershire

123

148

202

5

98

576

Lincolnshire

81

70

106

3

37

297

London

432

201

977

55

433

2098

Merseyside

81

49

546

3

139

818

Norfolk

63

62

193

1

12

331

North Wales

59

55

54

7

35

210

North Yorkshire

79

77

167

10

92

425

Northamptonshire

50

33

85

11

15

194

Northumbria

176

115

248

42

42

623

Nottinghamshire

166

153

480

23

23

845

South Wales

188

144

268

19

145

764

South Yorkshire

133

115

423

18

86

775

Staffordshire

72

59

211

25

20

387

Suffolk

44

29

115

8

38

234

Surrey

27

55

185

13

29

309

Sussex

55

82

248

11

20

416

Teesside

137

61

104

3

23

328

Thames Valley

124

106

181

7

52

470

Warwickshire

51

20

163

7

6

247

West Mercia

64

31

185

4

12

296

West Midlands

298

165

322

8

66

859

West Yorkshire

240

128

692

50

90

1200

Wiltshire

19

53

132

10

16

230