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Probation Service: Finance

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the budget of the Probation Service is in 2008-09; and what proportion of that budget is for the care and aftercare of young people in young offender institutions. (235972)

The delegated budget for the probation service for 2008-09 is £914 million resource and £3 million capital. The detail of the proportion of the delegated budget spent on the care and after care of young people—the 18 to 21-year-old offenders—in young offender institutions is not held centrally, and could be obtained only at a disproportionate cost because of the need to survey all 36 probation boards and the six probation trusts. The probation service is not responsible for the care or after care of offenders under 18 years old who are managed by the youth offending teams.