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Offenders: Rehabilitation

Justice written question – answered on 21st January 2008.

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Photo of David Burrowes David Burrowes Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much offender behaviour programmes cost to implement in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

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.

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