To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Harborough of 6 October 2008, Official Report, columns 172-3W, on domestic violence, what the average period of time before offenders convicted of offences of domestic violence or abuse commenced integrated domestic abuse programmes was in each probation area in England and Wales in 2008-09.
The following table shows the average number of weeks that elapse from the date of sentence for offences of violence or abuse to the commencement of domestic violence programme requirements in probation areas for 2008-09.
These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.
|Average number of weeks that elapse from the date of sentence to the commencement of domestic abuse programme requirement in probation areas 2008-09|
|Avon and Somerset||22.9|
|Devon and Cornwall||14.7|
|Leicestershire and Rutland||19.8|
| Note: |
Data are not available for Cheshire or Greater Manchester probation areas. Figures presented do not account for pre programme work undertaken with Offender Manager.