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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners paid compensation to the victims of their crimes while in prison in each of
the last three years for which records are available. 
Mr. Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the information technology budget was for HM Prison Service in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. 
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Mr. Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the ratio is of computer terminals to (a) uniformed staff and (b) all prison staff; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: At 31 January 2007 there were 33,395 full-time equivalent (FTE) staff in officer and operational support grades. These are staff who would normally be expected to wear a uniform. The total FTE staff in post on this date was 47,878.
Mr. Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the average annual cost of each computer terminal used in HM Prison Service; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The average annual cost of each computer terminal on the Prison Service core and legacy network over the life of the contract is £1,595 per annum. An independent assessment conducted in 2002 found that the cost of Quantum Infrastructure Services compared favourably to similar contracts.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of keys having
gone missing were recorded in prisons in England and Wales in 2006. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The information is not held in the form requested. Any incidents involving keys or locks, as reported from individual establishments, are recorded as one consolidated figure and this figure will include broken keys, damaged or sabotaged locks, incidents where prisoners or other unauthorised personnel may have had sight of or access to keys and incidents where staff had taken keys out of the establishment. To separate out those incidents where keys were missing or unaccounted for, for whatever reason, would involve disproportionate cost.
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the expected outturn against planned expenditure is of (a) the National Probation budget for 2006-07 and (b) the budget of each probation area for 2006-07. 
(a) The information you requested for the National Probation Service, which includes the 42 National Probation Boards, budgets held centrally on behalf of Boards e.g. Drug Testing and Treatment Orders and the central costs for the National Probation Directorate (NPD) is:
(b) The following table shows the most recent 2006-07 budget and forecast outturn information for the 42 National Probation Boards, including resource and capital. Outturn costs are made up of actual expenditure to mid-February and a forecast to the end of the year. Due to various factors in the way that budgets are allocated there will be further additional budgetary allocations and reductions made to boards before the end of the financial year. These figures are therefore subject to revision.
|Probation boards forecast outturn 2006-07|
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