To ask the Secretary of State for Justice
(1) how many people were employed by each director of offender management within the National Offender Management Service on the latest date for which figures are available;
(2) how many staff were employed in (a) Prison Service area offices and (b) Regional Offender Management offices on 1 January 2008;
(3) how many people were employed in the National Offender Management Service head office and regional offices at 31 December in each year from 2004 to 2009.
I refer the hon. Gentleman to answer I gave Mr. Gerrard on
The closest available data relates to October 2008, when there were 451 staff in Prison Service area offices and 119 staff in Regional Offender Management offices.
The number of staff employed within each office is provided in the following table:
|Staff employed within Director of Offender Management Offices, 31 December 2009|
|Region||Staff-employed||Staff declared surplus( 1)||Vacancies|
|East of England||50||1||14|
|Yorkshire and Humberside||35||6||3|
|(1) Staff declared surplus are also included in the 'Staff employed' column.|
The process of change in the NOMS organisations in the nine English regions and Wales in 2009, covered 576 jobs and the new structure, which is now in place, has reduced this number by 180 to 396.
The information for the national headquarters does not include staff reporting through the NOMS Shared Service Centre or area service teams who are based in prisons but organised on a regional basis.
|Regional and National headquarters 31 December 2004 to 2009|
|Area/Regional Office||East Midlands||37||54||61||56||62||53|
|East of England||34||44||47||44||56||50|
|Yorkshire and Humberside||39||48||55||29||35||35|
|Area/Regional Office Total||501||627||675||602||518||483|
|(1) In 2005 a large number of staff transferred to the original NOMS headquarters, which was part of the core Home Office. The staff transferred back in 2008 when NOMS HQ was formed. These staff are not included in the table for the period when they were part of the core Home Office.|