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Probation Officers: Manpower

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) trainee and (b) qualified probation officers have been employed by the Probation Service in each year since 1997. (290144)

The following table shows the numbers of trainee probation officers and qualified probation officers on 31 December in each year since 19971.

Trainee probation officers

Qualified probation officers1

1997

6,155

1998

229

6,012

1999

523

6,027

2000

564

6,029

2001

1,096

6,038

2002

1,566

5,966

2003

1,908

6,103

2004

1,774

6,586

2005

1,387

6,894

2006

1,134

7,210

2007

1,138

7,120

1 Figures include senior practitioners, senior probation officers, probation officers and

practice development assessors.

Note:

Figures are shown as full time equivalents.

Figures for the year 2008-09 are not yet available.