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Probation Service for England and Wales

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 14 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the size of the Probation Service's caseload in England and Wales is for (a) community supervision, (b) licence and (c) through care. (246750)

At 30 June 2008, the number of offenders supervised by the Probation Service in England and Wales under community supervision was 147,786; the number supervised on post release licence was 31,583; and the number supervised pre-release was 68,407.

These figures are taken from the Probation Statistics Quarterly Brief, April to June 2008, which can be found at the following website:

http://www.justice.gov.uk/publications/probationquarterly.htm.

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