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Departmental Information and Communications Technology

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 16 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much the Probation Service has spent on information technology since May 1997. (290977)

It is not possible to answer the question without incurring disproportionate cost as it would be necessary to request information from each of the 34 local area probation boards and eight probation trusts that make up the current National Probation Service (NPS). Furthermore, the NPS was established on 1 April 2001 as a central government service and prior to this it was a local authority service that was organised on a different basis.