Probation: Finance

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of Chris Elmore Chris Elmore Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much funding his Department allocated to probation services in each (a) nation and (b) region of the UK in 2018.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The total amount spent by the Ministry of Justice on probation services in England and Wales for each region is set out in the summary table below:

2018/19 Probation Expenditure by Region (£m)

Region

CRC

NPS

Other

Total (£m)

England

London

64

74

139

Midlands

63

77

140

North East

60

85

145

North West

52

75

127

South East and Eastern

59

69

129

South West and South Central

50

63

113

Probation England Total

348

443

791

Probation Wales Total

22

30

52

Central Delivered Operational Support Functions*

52

52

Probation Total

370

473

52

896

* includes bail accommodation, NPS centrally delivered operational support, public protection group and probation contract management

Responsibility for delivery of probation services in Northern Ireland and Scotland sits with the devolved administrations and is not funded through the Ministry of Justice.

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