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National Offender Management Service: Cost Effectiveness

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what (a) cost reductions and (b) efficiency gains have been achieved by the National Offender Management Service since its inception. (196145)

The National Offender Management Service was established in 2004. The cashable and non cashable efficiency savings achieved since April 2004 under the NOMS Value for Money Programme (comprising the Prison Service, Probation Service, Youth Justice Board and NOMS HQ) are as follows:

£ million

Cashable savings (cumulative)

Non cashable savings (cumulative)

2004-05

66.37

72.069

2005-06

157.692

133.183

2006-07

182.912

205.656

2007-08

237.976

276.692

The savings for 2007-08 are provisional.