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Probation: Finance

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the proposed budget for West Mercia Probation Service is for 2010-11. (297268)

The total budget for the National Probation Service for 2010-11 financial year is £870 million and the 2010-11 budget for West Mercia will be announced before the end of the year.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the planned budget of the Probation Service is for each of the next three years; (297627)

(2) what his proposed budget for each region of the Probation Service is in each year to 2014-15.

No budgets are set outside of the current comprehensive spending review period. The 2010-11 budget for probation was announced on 29 October by the Secretary of State for Justice as £870 million. This shows an increase on indicative budgets issued for planning purposes of £26 million.