Offenders: Temporary Accommodation

Justice written question – answered at on 25 April 2013.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of offenders in each probation trust area are in temporary accommodation (a) three months, (b) six months and (c) a year following release from prison.

Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Probation trusts are required to report the percentage of offenders in accommodation at the termination of supervision which in 2012 was 86.3%(1).

Broken down by individual probation trust, the percentage at termination in 2012 is as follows:

  Percentage
Avon and Somerset Probation Trust 85
Bedfordshire Probation Trust 88
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Probation Trust 87
Cheshire Probation Trust 89
Cumbria Probation Trust 88
Derbyshire Probation Trust 90
Devon and Cornwall Probation Trust 85
Dorset Probation Trust 81
Durham Tees Valley Probation Trust 86
Essex Probation 89
Gloucestershire Probation Trust 87
Greater Manchester Probation Trust 88
Hampshire Probation Trust 83
Hertfordshire Probation Trust 88
Humberside Probation Trust 90
Kent Probation 81
Lancashire Probation Trust 89
Leicestershire and Rutland Probation Trust 87
Lincolnshire Probation Trust 85
London Probation Trust 86
Merseyside Probation Trust 88
Norfolk and Suffolk Probation Trust 86
Northamptonshire Probation Trust 90
Northumbria Probation Trust 88
Nottinghamshire Probation Trust 87
South Yorkshire Probation Trust 86
Staffordshire and West Midlands Probation Trust 88
Surrey and Sussex Probation Trust 82
Thames Valley Probation 84
Wales Probation Trust 85
Warwickshire Probation Trust 90
West Mercia Probation Trust 87
West Yorkshire Probation Trust 85
Wiltshire Probation Trust 87
York and North Yorkshire Probation Trust 88

Data for earlier years is as follows:

  Percentage
2010-11 86.2
2009-10 81.9
2008-09 77.8

However, data on the type of accommodation is not collected centrally. Similarly, data on accommodation is not collected at any other fixed point during supervision.

(1) These have all been published in the NOMS Annual Report: Management Information Addendum for the respective years

http://www.justice.gov.uk/statistics/prisons-and-probation/prison-probation-performance-info

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