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Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many probation officers on average have been assigned to the cases of each person convicted of terrorism offences in the UK in each year since 2001. 
Mr. Straw: The National Offender Management Service does not hold centrally the details on the number of staff allocated by each probation area to individual cases. However, for offenders convicted of terrorism or terrorist-related offences, the Chief Officer or Chief Executive of Probation must ensure that the Offender Manager is suitably experienced and equipped to manage the case.
Mr. Wills: The Legal Services Commission's records of legal aid fees paid to Public Interest Lawyers since 2001, for the financial years requested (running from 1 April to 31 March) rounded to the nearest pound, are shown in the table. It should be noted that the fees paid could be for work done in previous years or for work covering more than one year.
The figures relate to civil legal aid work (the firm does not hold a crime contract). They have been calculated on the basis of net payments authorised.(1) All the figures listed are inclusive of VAT.
|Financial year||Total payment (£)|
|(1) Net payments authorised is the value of main bills submitted during the year, less any previous payments on account, plus new payments on account made during the year on outstanding cases.|
Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the budget for each Director of Offender Management office in each English region and Wales is for (a) 2009, (b) 2010 and (c) 2011. 
Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were employed in each Director of Offender Management office on the latest date for which figures are available; and whether he plans to recruit further staff to each office. 
Maria Eagle: The core regional structure has been developed to deliver offender management at regional level. The DOM structure has been designed to deliver the objectives of the organisation by placing resources at the front line to best meet community needs while ensuring the delivery of national standards and specifications.
The template is scaleable to match the size of each of the regions but the main structure is identical across the nine regions and Wales. A number of other posts may work under the DOM but are not shown in the regional structure as these receive funding from elsewhere.
The new regional offices opened as part of an organisational restructure in April 2009. We have been recruiting existing staff into the new posts via a job matching process; ring-fenced competition; and internal competition. An external recruitment process has been undertaken for a small number of specialist posts where no suitable internal candidates were found. Surpluses arising from the exercise are being managed robustly via the redeployment strategy. The overall staffing figure in the pre-existing Area and ROM offices prior to restructure was 576. On completion of the restructure, staffing in regional offices will be reduced by a total of 180 at an eventual saving of approximately £10 million.
|Region||Core regional structure (current state)||Core regional structure (authorised establishment figure)|
Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the average salary to be paid to the directors of offender management in each English region and Wales in 2009. 
Maria Eagle: Part of the restructuring of the National Offender Management Service is the appointment of 10 Directors of Offender Management, DOMs, one for each of the nine regions in England and one in Wales from April 1 2009.
The salary of the DOM is dependent on the size and complexities of the region. Seven on the DOMs are in the SCS pay band 1 which ranges from £78,585 to £102,388 and the remaining three are in SCS pay band 2 which has a salary range from £87,055 to £150,000.
Claire Ward: The most recent reoffending rates are shown in the table. These data can be found in "Local Adult Reoffending 1 January 2008-31 December 2008 England and Wales" which was published 14 May 2009. This is available online at:
The local reoffending figures are produced by aggregating the data of four snapshots of the probation case load at the end of each quarter. Therefore the number of offenders quoted in the table is approximately four times the number of offenders on the case load at any one time.
|Local reoffending rates by probation area, 1 January-31 December 2008|
|Probation area||Cohort size (combining four quarters of probation case load data)||Actual rate of reoffending (percentage)|
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