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Young Offenders: Finance

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding the Government has provided to youth offending teams in each of the last five financial years. (297164)

Youth offending teams receive funding from a number of sources. The following table, taken from the forthcoming Youth Justice Board annual work load publication 2008-09, shows financial contributions made to youth offending teams (YOTs) via the YJB and other Government sources (including police, probation, social services and via local authorities) in the financial year 2008-09:

£

2008-09

YJB

138,557,446

Additional Government funding

222,813,499

Total

361,370,945

The following tables, taken from the respective YJB annual work load publications, show financial contributions made to youth offending teams (YOTs) via the YJB and other Government sources by financial year:

£

2007-08

YJB

126,762,030

Additional Government funding

213,282,081

Total

340,044,111

£

2006-07

YJB

118,481,711

Additional Government funding

203,088,565

Total

321,570,276

£

2005-06

YJB

98,333,746

Additional Government funding

195,210,650

Total

293,544,396

£

2004-05

YJB

85,498,841

Additional Government funding

182,322,955

Total

267,821,796

Further details on the financial contributions can be found within the work load data publications available on the YJB Website

www.yjb.gov.uk