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Regional Offender Managers

Volume 493: debated on Monday 8 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offender managers were in post in the Prison Service in each of the last three years. (277807)

Offender managers are national probation service staff who are probation officers, senior practitioners, senior probation officers and professional development assessors.

The latest available data, which are from 31 December 2007, show that there were 508 staff carrying out these roles in Prison Service establishments. Information relating to the two more recent years is subject to a validation exercise and is not yet available.