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Probation Officers: Manpower

Volume 495: debated on Wednesday 1 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many trained probation staff there were in the Probation Service in each of the last five years. (282809)

The following table shows the number of trained probation staff in each of the last five years:

Full-time equivalents

20031

20041

20051

20061

20071,2

Probation officers3

6,271.45

6,584.94

6,894.36

7,209.45

7,119.53

Trainee probation officers

1,818.20

1,774.20

1,386.70

1,134.09

1,138.00

Probation service officers4

5,386.00

5,623.90

6,235.20

6,502.71

6,221.77

1 Figures taken as at 31 December each year.

2 Figures for 2007 will shortly be published on the Probation Service Intranet and Internet sites.

3 Includes; senior probation officers, senior practitioners, probation officers and practice development assessors.

4 Includes; probation services officers and treatment managers.