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In relation to the probation service, data are only available on the budgeted cost of delivering programmes to offenders under their supervision in the community. Probation Boards meet the cost of delivering accredited programmes through their grant as they see fit to meet their statutory duties. Probation Boards' budgeted expenditure on accredited programmes for 2007-08 is £86.5 million.
In relation to the HM Prison Service, the funding for delivery of offending behaviour programmes is part of establishment baselines. Based on an estimated average cost per programme completion and the number of completions in 2006-07, we estimate that the cost of delivering accredited offending behaviour programmes in 2006-07 to be approximately £25 million.