Office of the Information Commissioner£5.0 million net (grant in aid) after setting off notification fees collected under the Data Protection Act 1998 against expenditure on Data Protection functions as Data Protection activities are self funded through collection of the fee which is forecast to be £10.5 million.
The Claims Management Regulator was established in 2006-07 and was the responsibility of the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs prior to MOJ. The costs of setting up the regulator was £0.8 million and the estimated cost of regulation in 2007-08 is expected to be £1.7 million. The regulation fee income is expected to cover the regulatory costs in 2007-08. No restructuring has taken place since the formation of the Claims Management regime.
Office of the Legal Services Complaints Commissioner (OLSCC) was established in 2004 and was the responsibility of the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs prior to MOJ. In 2004-05, the Law Society provided to the DCA £0.8 million to meet the cost of setting up the OLSCC. In subsequent years, DCA has provided the budget to OLSCC and this was £0.05 million in 2005-06 and £0.1 million in 2006-07. No restructuring has taken place since the formation of the OLSCC.
From 1997 to June 2001, the Home Office sponsored the Office of the Information Commissioner (ICO). Following Machinery of Government changes in June 2001, the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs sponsored the ICO. Budget details for ICO since 1997 are as follows:
|Grant in aid received
|Retained fee income
For 2005-06 to date, the grant in aid received only covers the Commissioners Freedom of Information responsibilities. The Commissioners data protection work is currently funded by notification fees, which the ICO retains with the agreement of HM Treasury.
Since April 2005, HMI Court Administration (HMICA) was the responsibility of the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs prior to MOJ. Prior to this, HMICAs predecessor, the Magistrates Courts Service Inspectorate, was the responsibility of the Lord Chancellor. Budget details since 1997 are as follows:
|Total budget (£ million)
Following Machinery of Government changes in April 2007, the CAFCASS Inspection team and a budget allocation of £0.485 million transferred from HMICA to Ofsted. The costs of restructuring HMICA as a result of this transfer were met from existing resources. There has not been any other restructuring within HMICA since its formation in April 2005.
Helen Southworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what measures have been taken at Thorn Cross young offenders institute to focus inmates on (a) addressing offending behaviour, (b) developing self discipline, (c) contributing positively to the community and (d) developing vocational skills among (i) juvenile inmates and (ii) inmates above the age of 18. 
(b) In developing self discipline Thorn Cross takes a structured approach to ensure good behaviour. Bad behaviour is minimal, and emphasis is given to taking individual responsibility. Credit is given to those demonstrating a responsible approach.
(c) In contributing positively to the community, there is significant investment at Thorn Cross. Offenders are engaged positively as part of a restorative justice approach. There is opportunity for involvement in various projects including work with the Warrington Disability Partnership, helping out with local groups as well as hosting an annual event for the WDP.
(d) To develop their vocational skills young people and young adults are given equal opportunity to better their life chances through participating in a full-time education and training programme. This allows them to address literacy, numeracy and life skills while also developing new vocational skills such as construction crafts (plastering, plumbing, painting and decorating and bricklaying). There are also opportunities for to train in motor mechanics, horticulture and catering.
|Detention and training orders
December figures not yet available, all figures as at end of month