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Offender Management: Staff

Volume 712: debated on Monday 6 July 2009

Questions

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff will be employed by each Director of Offender Management in England and Wales in the current financial year. [HL4626]

Proposed staffing levels within each Director of Offender Management's office are shown in the table below.

To bring the respective area and regional offender management organisations of the prison and probation services together effectively the Regional Restructure Project was commissioned and implementation of the model began in April 2009. It provides a framework upon which every new regional office will operate around a core structure, with similar roles being carried out nationally by individuals of the same grade. A number of other roles also exist, outside of the core structure, but which report into the Director of Offender Management.

Director of Offender Management—Proposed Staffing Levels

Full Time Equivalent Staffing (core and non-core)

East of England

65

East Midlands

47

London

44

North East

51

North West

81

South East

140

South West

45

Wales

30

West Midlands

70

Yorkshire and Humberside

47

Total

617

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Directors of Offender Management in England and Wales will have (a) a prisons background, and (b) a probation background. [HL4627]

There are 10 Director of Offender Management (DOM) posts. Of these, three have a predominantly Prison Service background and a further two have experience in the Prison Service alongside other Civil Service roles. One of the DOMs has a predominantly Probation Service background. One of the DOMs trialled the role in a pathfinder in Wales and the other three DOMs have no previous experience in prisons or probation.