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Probation: Manpower

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many qualified probation officers were employed in Wales on (a) 31 December 1997 and (b) 31 December 2007. (197798)

Information is not available for the period requested. Data collected prior to April 2003 were collated by a different source and were incomplete in some categories and therefore are not directly comparable with the figures collected since that time.

The following table shows the staff in post in probation officer grades in Wales from 2003 onwards. It also shows the number of trainee probation officers at the same period.

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Staff in post

PO

TPO

PO

TPO

PO

TPO

PO

TPO

PO

TPO

Dyfed Powys

46.30

15.00

49.10

15.00

55.70

18.00

49.80

16.00

47.80

16.00

Gwent

68.10

25.00

67.30

33.00

65.30

23.00

92.10

29.00

92.40

29.00

North Wales

67.10

26.00

84.20

21.00

88.30

24.00

90.10

20.00

87.30

19.00

South Wales

157.60

83.00

195.90

48.00

215.10

44.00

210.40

41.00

207.50

9.00

Total

339.10

149.00

396.50

117.00

424.40

109.00

442.40

106.00

435.00

73.00

NPS

6271.50

1818.20

6584.90

1774.00

6894.40

1386.70

7209.55

1134.09

7007.75

1031.20

1 Figures provided are as at 31 December.

2 Figures provided are as at 30 June and are about to be published.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many probation staff managers were employed in Wales on (a) 31 December 1997 and (b) 31 December 1998. (197799)

Information is not available for the period requested. Data collected prior to April 2003 were collated by a different source and were incomplete in some categories and therefore are not directly comparable with the figures collected since that time.