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Probation Officers

Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 14 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the number of trainee probation officers expected to qualify in 2009 who will not find employment in the Probation Service. (290327)

There are currently 44 graduating TPOs in the national clearing house arrangements who have yet to receive offers of employment. A further 59 graduates have left the National Probation Service to take up posts elsewhere, or elected not to join the clearing house arrangements. 27 trainees have received training contract extensions and will not therefore qualify in 2009.