Probation: Inspections

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 10th June 2019.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appeals have been made by National Probation Service regions against the scores awarded by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation before publication of inspection reports; and how many times have those appeals been upheld and the score revised.

Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

There is no appeal procedure. Inspection reports are sent to Her Majesty’s Prison & Probation Service in advance of publication with a request for any comments on factual accuracy. HMPPS is not permitted to challenge the inspection ratings themselves or the judgements made by the Inspectorate.

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