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HM Inspectorate of Probation: Statistics

Volume 489: debated on Friday 20 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much time was spent by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Probation in assessing ethnic monitoring statistics in (a) 2006, (b) 2007, (c) 2008 and (d) 2009. (264578)

Such figures are not precisely discernible. This information is valuable. HM Inspectorate of Probation considers the regular information produced by NOMS on the ethnicity of offenders as background to each of its individual inspections. HMI Probation is able to segment findings over a whole inspection programme by a number of characteristics including race, but this does not involve any additional inspection resources.