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Probation Officers Seconded To Prisons

Volume 593: debated on Thursday 3 September 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:How many probation officers were employed in Her Majesty's prisons on 30 June in the years 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998. [HL3060]

The numbers of probation officers working in prisons on 30 June each year from 1995 (the earliest date for which half year figures are available) to 31 December 1997 (the latest date for which figures are as yet available) are as follows:

Seconded probation officers working in prisons
(whole-time equivalents).
30 June 1995645
30 June 1996586
30 June 1997483
31 December 1997560
My right honourable friend the Home Secretary has announced new funding of over £200 million to deliver the Government's manifesto commitment on constructive regimes. It is probable that some of that additional funding will pay for an increase in the number of seconded probation officers.