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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 520: debated on Tuesday 21 December 2010

Ministerial Corrections

Tuesday 21 December 2010

Justice

Heroin Addiction

24. To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many of those serving a prison sentence have been treated for heroin addiction.

[Official Report, 23 November 2010, Vol. 519, c. 287W.]

Letter of correction from Mr Nick Herbert:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the right hon. Member for Coventry North East (Mr Ainsworth) on 23 November 2010. Unfortunately, the answer contained an error relating to the number of heroin users (4,933) that have entered accredited drug treatment programmes in 2009-10. The full answer given was as follows: (25584)

Of those adults remanded or sentenced in 2009-10, 60,067 had clinical interventions for the management of heroin dependence, and 4,933 heroin users entered accredited drug treatment programmes in custody in the same period.

The correct answer should have been:

Of those adults remanded or sentenced in 2009-10, 60,067 had clinical interventions for the management of heroin dependence, and 4,633 heroin users entered accredited drug treatment programmes in custody in the same period.

National Probation Service: Manpower

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many probation service employees of each grade there were in probation areas on 31 December (a) 2006, (b) 2007, (c) 2008 and (d) 2009; and if he will make a statement.

[Official Report, 25 November 2010, Vol. 519, c. 456-58W.]

Letter of correction from Mr Crispin Blunt:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Wigan (Lisa Nandy) on 25 November 2010. Unfortunately, there was a problem with the locally purchased extract tool not extracting all of the staff in post figures; in Teesside it excluded one team; in Durham it did not identify when hours of work, and therefore full-time equivalence (FTE), had changed slightly. Therefore, some of the staff in post figures provided for Teesside and Durham within the national figures for December 2009 were incorrect. The full answer given was as follows: (26594)

The staff in post figures for the probation service by job group at 31 December 2006-2009 are shown in the following table.

The table shows that there was an overall decrease in staff in post over the period of 1,339.26 FTE (down 6.3%).

Job group

2006

2007

2008

2009

Area/District Manager

174.39

185.60

198.74

160.78

Assistant Chief Officer

306.50

300.68

269.38

281.66

Chief Officer

42.00

42.00

42.00

42.00

Deputy Chief Officer

80.35

72.17

53.50

42.81

Middle Manager

1,616.55

1,596.22

1,799.58

1,716.61

Other operational staff

618.19

615.76

711.82

692.14

Other staff

175.12

114.57

191.84

234.08

Practice Development Assessor

192.35

171.89

174.61

104.16

Probation Officer

5,398.88

5,368.16

5,363.77

5,318.87

Probation Services Officer

6,326.01

6,060.30

5,609.96

5,583.13

Psychologist

27.50

17.20

20.04

15.02

Senior practitioner

286.77

258.05

220.02

183.08

Support staff—administration

4,564.31

4,494.75

4,643.23

4,342.34

Support staff—other

251.27

297.54

749.43

728.33

Trainee Probation Officer

1,134.09

1,138.00

903.04

402.90

Treatment Manager

176.70

161.47

186.71

177.99

Not recorded

0.00

0.00

2.00

5.82

Sum

21,370.98

20,894.36

21,139.67

20,031.72

The correct answer should have been:

The staff in post figures for the probation service by job group at 31 December 2006-09 are shown in the following table.

The table shows that there was an overall decrease in staff in post over the period of 1,315.99 FTE (down 6.2%).

Job group

2006

2007

2008

2009

Area/District Manager

174.39

185.60

198.74

160.78

Assistant Chief Officer

306.50

300.68

269.38

281.66

Chief Officer

42.00

42.00

42.00

42.00

Deputy Chief Officer

80.35

72.17

53.50

42.81

Middle Manager

1,616.55

1,596.22

1,799.58

1,718.81

Other operational staff

618.19

615.76

711.82

694.14

Other staff

175.12

114.57

191.84

234.08

Practice Development Assessor

192.35

171.89

174.61

104.16

Probation Officer

5,398.88

5,368.16

5,363.77

5,322.06

Probation Services Officer

6,326.01

6,060.30

5,609.96

5,595.20

Psychologist

27.50

17.20

20.04

15.02

Senior practitioner

286.77

258.05

220.02

183.08

Support staff—administration

4,564.31

4,494.75

4,643.23

4,345.15

Support staff—other

251.27

297.54

749.43

729.33

Trainee Probation Officer

1,134.09

1,138.00

903.04

402.90

Treatment Manager

176.70

161.47

186.71

177.99

Not recorded

0.00

0.00

2.00

5.82

Sum

21,370.98

20,894.36

21,139.67

20,054.99

International Development

Western Sahara: Food

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what assessment he has made of (a) the food security situation in Western Sahara and (b) the implication for food security in that country of the arrival of recent settlers; (30062)

(2) how much his Department spent on agricultural development in Western Sahara in each of the last five years; and what proportion of that expenditure was in respect of the (a) Saharawi population and (b) Moroccan settlers;

(3) how much his Department spent on emergency food aid in Western Sahara in each of the last five years; and what proportion of that expenditure was in respect of the (a) Saharawi population and (b) Moroccan settlers.

[Official Report, 13 December 2010, Vol. 520, c. 447W.]

Letter of correction from Mr Stephen O’Brien:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) on 13 December 2010. The full answer given was as follows:

The Department for International Development (DFID) does not have a bilateral aid programme in Western Sahara and has not provided direct emergency funds to the country in the last five years. We support Western Sahara through our share of the budget of the European Community Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO). ECHO has provided €133 million in humanitarian aid to Western Sahara since it was established. DFID monitors all humanitarian situations on an ongoing basis.

The correct answer should have been:

The Department for International Development (DFID) does not have a bilateral aid programme in Western Sahara and has not provided direct emergency funds to the country in the last five years. We support Western Sahara through our share of the budget of the European Community Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO). ECHO has provided €165 million in humanitarian aid since it was established. DFID monitors all humanitarian situations on an ongoing basis.