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Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 1st November 2019.

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Photo of Richard Burgon Richard Burgon Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of contracting out service delivery under the new probation system.

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

Our initial estimate is that we will spend up to £280 million per year on contracted services under the future model of probation. This figure is subject to change as we refine the details of our plans and work with HM Treasury to agree sustainable funding arrangements.

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