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Justice written question – answered on 18th June 2009.

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Photo of John Martin McDonnell John Martin McDonnell Labour, Hayes and Harlington

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the caseload was of the Probation Service in (a) London and (b) England and Wales on the latest date for which information is available.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Minister of State (Ministry of Justice) (also in Government Equalities Office), Minister of State (Government Equalities Office) (also in the Ministry of Justice)

The total case load of offenders supervised by the probation service in London and England and Wales as at 31 December 2008 was as follows:

All probation service supervision at 31 December 2008
London 43,811
England and Wales 243,434

These figures are provisional and were published on 30 April 2009 in the Ministry of Justice statistics bulletin probation statistics quarterly brief October to December 2008, England and Wales. Copies can be found in the

Libraries of the House and may be accessed via the Ministry of Justice website: quarterly.htm

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.

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