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Probation: Staffordshire

Michael Fabricant: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) probation officers and (b) probation service officers were employed in the Staffordshire probation area on 31 March in each of the last five financial years. [276981]

Mr. Hanson: The following table shows the number of probation officers and probation service officers in post in the Staffordshire probation area on 31 March in each of the last five financial years.

Probation officers( 1) Probation service officers

2003-04

146

81

2004-05

153

91

2005-06

155

87

2006-07

173

92

2007-08(2)

159

92

(1) Probation officer figures include senior probation officers, senior practitioners and probation officers.
(2) The information provided has yet to be published and may therefore be subject to minor amendment upon publication.
Notes:
1. Figures are shown as full-time equivalents.
2. Figures for the year 2008-09 are not yet available.

Michael Fabricant: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the effect of changes of staffing levels in Staffordshire probation area on (a) observance of national probation standards and (b) levels of service delivery. [276986]

Mr. Hanson: The chief officer of Staffordshire Probation Board is working closely with Gill Mortlock the West Midlands director of Offender Management to ensure staffing levels are sufficient to maintain national standards in Staffordshire in 2009-10.

The chief officer has assured the director of Offender Management for West Midlands that the Staffordshire Probation Board will maintain national standards and deliver the level of service specified in the service level agreement for 2009-10.


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Probation: Wales

Mr. Caton: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) probation officers and (b) probation service officers were employed by South Wales Probation Area on 31 March in each of the last five financial years. [277300]

Mr. Hanson: The following table shows the numbers of probation officers and probation service officers in post in the South Wales Probation Area on 31 March in each of the last five financial years:

Probation officers( 1) Probation service officers

2003-04

172

138

2004-05

192

160

2005-06

206

169

2006-07

211

162

2007-08(2)

228

178

(1) Probation officer figures include senior probation officers, senior practitioners and probation officers.
(2) The information provided has yet to be published and may therefore be subject to minor amendment upon publication.
Note:
1. Figures are shown as full-time equivalents.
2. Figures for the year 2008-09 are not yet available.

Mr. Caton: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) community and (b) custody caseload of South Wales Probation Area on 31 March was in each of the last five financial years. [277301]

Mr. Hanson: The total community and pre-release custodial offender case load for South Wales as at 31 March in each of the last five years was as follows:

Supervised in community Supervised in custody

2004

4,355

1,513

2005

4,830

1,590

2006

4,974

1,516

2007

4,800

1,572

2008

5,119

1,711


These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.

Mr. Caton: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases were referred to Multi-Agency Public Protection Panels in South Wales Probation Area in each of the last five financial years. [277302]

Mr. Hanson: The following table shows the total number of multi-agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA) eligible offenders living in the community in South Wales probation area. The table also shows the number of eligible offenders who were managed at the higher MAPPA levels and who were considered by multi-agency public protection panels. Cases are referred to level 2 where the involvement of several agencies will be required to implement or monitor the risk management plan and to level 3 where more senior oversight is additionally required. These data are taken from South Wales MAPPA Annual Reports.


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South Wales
2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08

Total MAPPA eligible offenders

1,054

1,325

1,152

1,172

1,395

Level 2

(1)

575

607

673

491

Level 3

65

51

100

68

88

(1) Not collected.

Mr. Caton: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders in the South Wales Probation Area were categorised as tier 4 in each of the last five financial years. [277303]

Mr. Hanson: The total number of offenders in South Wales who were categorised as tier 4 as at 31 March in each of the last three years was as follows:

Number

2006

1,139

2007

1,152

2008

1,142


Information on tier was not recorded prior to 1 April 2005.


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These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.

Youth Custody

Ms Keeble: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many beds in each secure (a) children’s home and (b) secure training centre in each local authority were available for (i) purchase by the Youth Justice Board and (ii) welfare placements in each year since 2002. [276470]

Beverley Hughes: I have been asked to reply.

Any places in secure children’s homes that are not required for welfare placements are available for purchase by the Youth Justice Board. The following table shows the number of secure children’s home places block-purchased by the Youth Justice Board since 2002. The data have been provided by the Youth Justice Board and relate to the contractual position as at 1 April in each year. Actual contracted places may vary through the year where a contractor fails to meet the requirements of the contract and places are declared unavailable until the issues have been addressed.

Youth Justice Board contracted places in secure children’s homes
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Aldine House

6

4

5

5

5

5

5

5

Atkinson Unit

11

11

10

10

10

10

10

10

Aycliffe

30

35

30

30

30

30

30

30

Barton Moss

17

18

20

20

20

20

20

20

Briars Hey (Orchard House)

4

7

0

0

0

0

0

0

Brunei Unit

0

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

Clare Lodge

8

8

0

0

0

0

0

0

Clayfields House

9

9

12

12

12

12

12

12

Dales House

6

8

0

0

0

0

0

0

Dyson Hall (Gladstone Unit)

9

16

16

16

16

16

0

0

East Moor

34

34

34

34

34

34

34

34

Hillside

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

15

Lincolnshire

4

7

7

7

7

7

8

8

Kyloe House

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Leverton

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Orchard Lodge

16

18

18

18

18

18

16

16

Red Bank

28

28

28

28

28

28

28

28

Redsands

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

St. John’s Tiffield

8

8

0

0

0

0

0

0

Stamford House

20

20

0

0

0

0

0

0

Stoke House

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sutton Place

7

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

Swanwick Lodge

5

8

10

10

10

10

10

10

Thornbury House

7

7

0

0

0

0

0

0

Vinney Green

18

20

20

20

20

20

20

20


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