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National Offender Management Service

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 30 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff with a (a) prison and (b) probation background are employed in the Department of Violence, Extremism and Psychopathy within the National Offender Management Service. (282403)

While there is no specific Department of Violence, Extremism and Psychopathy, there is a team within NOMS Interventions and Substance Misuse Group which focuses on interventions in these three areas. There are currently 17 staff and of these 10 have a prison background, two probation, two have worked directly for both settings, three have neither. The majority of these staff have experience of delivering work which spans both services.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people working at the National Offender Management Service Head Office have a background in (a) a probation service and (b) a prison service. (282405)

There are no centralised records held on the background of employees. These records may be held locally and to collect this for the National Offenders Management Service headquarters would incur disproportionate cost.