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1126095
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Probation: Conditions of Employment more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that staff delivering probation services through (a) private companies and (b) the National Probation Service are treated equally in terms of (i) pay and (ii) terms and conditions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd remove filter
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 253668 more like this
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star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>The NPS implemented a modernised pay structure in 2018. This was agreed with the recognised Probation Trade Unions. As separate employers, it is a matter for CRCs to agree with the Trade Unions any changes to pay or terms and conditions for their staff.</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:00:03.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:00:03.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4521
star this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1126101
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Community Rehabilitation Companies: Contracts more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether community rehabilitation companies with a record of poor performance will be allowed to bid for future probation contracts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd remove filter
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 253672 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We will award contracts to those best placed to carry them out. As with any major procurement exercise, all bidders will be subject to a rigorous assessment of their suitability and previous experience.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:34:48.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:34:48.367Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4521
star this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1126109
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Probation: Third Sector more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to encourage the involvement of third-sector organisations in the delivery of probation services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd remove filter
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 253679 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We want to see a clearer role for a wide range of voluntary sector providers in probation delivery, including local and specialist services. As part of plans for the future of probation set out on 16 May 2019, we will be developing a commercial framework to allow the National Probation Service to directly commission rehabilitation and resettlement services on a scale that encourages the participation of smaller suppliers and is responsive to the needs of local areas.</p><p>It is our intention that up to £280million-worth of such contracts will be tendered to the voluntary and private sectors each year – delivering interventions such as Unpaid Work, accredited programmes, and support to find jobs and housing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 253680 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:14:31.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:14:31.797Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4521
star this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1126110
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Probation: Third Sector more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that future community rehabilitation company contracts will encourage increased levels of involvement of third-sector organisations in delivering probation services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd remove filter
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 253680 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We want to see a clearer role for a wide range of voluntary sector providers in probation delivery, including local and specialist services. As part of plans for the future of probation set out on 16 May 2019, we will be developing a commercial framework to allow the National Probation Service to directly commission rehabilitation and resettlement services on a scale that encourages the participation of smaller suppliers and is responsive to the needs of local areas.</p><p>It is our intention that up to £280million-worth of such contracts will be tendered to the voluntary and private sectors each year – delivering interventions such as Unpaid Work, accredited programmes, and support to find jobs and housing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 253679 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:14:31.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:14:31.847Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4521
star this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1126107
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Community Rehabilitation Companies and National Probation Service for England and Wales more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce the workload of (a) community rehabilitation companies and (b) the National Probation Service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd remove filter
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 253677 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are currently recruiting more staff into the National Probation Service (NPS). Changes to the recruitment process and eligibility criteria for probation officers have been made resulting in increases in both the volume and diversity of probation officer applicants. A national campaign to recruit probation officers is underway and successful candidates will start in July 2019.</p><p>Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) contracts require each CRC to maintain a sufficient level of staff and ensure that its workforce is competent and adequately trained. CRCs have the authority to manage staff numbers as per their business and operating models. Robust assurance of performance is provided through operational contract management backed up by regular Operational Assurance audits.</p><p>A probation worker’s tasks are not based solely on the number of cases they are managing, but the level of supervision each case requires. The Ministry of Justice publishes quarterly statistics showing the total caseload of both the 21 CRCs and the NPS in the Offender Management Statistics Bulletin, England and Wales: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/offender-management-statistics-quarterly</p><p>On 16 May 2019 the Government made an announcement by setting out plans for the future of probation in England and Wales. From spring 2021, our reforms will see a stronger role for the National Probation Service in managing all offenders, and therefore varying the work of NPS staff. We are in the process of gathering data on all staff across the probation system to inform our workforce planning for the new model.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 253687 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T10:46:24.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T10:46:24.323Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4521
star this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1126117
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading National Probation Service: Conditions of Employment more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to (a) reduce and (b) vary the workload of staff in the National Probation Service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd remove filter
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 253687 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are currently recruiting more staff into the National Probation Service (NPS). Changes to the recruitment process and eligibility criteria for probation officers have been made resulting in increases in both the volume and diversity of probation officer applicants. A national campaign to recruit probation officers is underway and successful candidates will start in July 2019.</p><p>Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) contracts require each CRC to maintain a sufficient level of staff and ensure that its workforce is competent and adequately trained. CRCs have the authority to manage staff numbers as per their business and operating models. Robust assurance of performance is provided through operational contract management backed up by regular Operational Assurance audits.</p><p>A probation worker’s tasks are not based solely on the number of cases they are managing, but the level of supervision each case requires. The Ministry of Justice publishes quarterly statistics showing the total caseload of both the 21 CRCs and the NPS in the Offender Management Statistics Bulletin, England and Wales: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/offender-management-statistics-quarterly</p><p>On 16 May 2019 the Government made an announcement by setting out plans for the future of probation in England and Wales. From spring 2021, our reforms will see a stronger role for the National Probation Service in managing all offenders, and therefore varying the work of NPS staff. We are in the process of gathering data on all staff across the probation system to inform our workforce planning for the new model.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 253677 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T10:46:24.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T10:46:24.37Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4521
star this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1126105
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Probation more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of probation services in each of the last 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd remove filter
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 253675 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The total amount spent by the Ministry of Justice on probation services in England and Wales for the years requested is set out in a summary table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Years</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Probation Expenditure, nominal<sup>1</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19<sup>2</sup></p></td><td><p>£892,900,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>£815,200,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>£850,200,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>£968,800,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>£851,700,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>£804,500,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>£832,400,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>£819,800,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>£874,600,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>£898,800,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><sup>1</sup>Figures have been rounded and show actual costs <br> <sup>2</sup>The 2018/19 data is finalised but subject to audit</p><p> </p><p>The expenditure prior to 2014/15 is for Probation Boards and Trusts. From 2014/15 onwards, responsibility for providing probation services transferred to the new National Probation Service (NPS) and 21 Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs). The cost increase in 2014/15 and 2015/16 was for transition and mobilisation costs of setting up the NPS and CRCs, as well as closing-down Probation Trusts, as part of the Transforming Rehabilitation reforms. These costs (post 2014/15) include spend on both the NPS and CRCs.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T10:34:04.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T10:34:04.283Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4521
star this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1126097
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Community Rehabilitation Companies: Standards more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken in relation to poor performance by community rehabilitation companies in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd remove filter
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 253669 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The performance of all CRCs is robustly managed by the department and we will not hesitate to take action if standards fall short. Contract Management teams rigorously monitor performance across all CRCs. Where poor performance has been identified; relevant contractual levers are applied including service credits and performance improvement plans to drive up the performance standards as required. As of July 2018, there were 35 specific improvement plans in place across 15 of the CRCs and covering 10 service metrics.</p><p> </p><p>On 16 May 2019 the Government made an announcement by setting out plans for the future of probation in England and Wales. From spring 2021, our reforms will see a stronger role for the National Probation Service in managing all offenders, greater voluntary sector involvement in rehabilitation, and the private sector leading where it has specialist experience and can support innovation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:13:18.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:13:18.697Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4521
star this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1126114
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading National Probation Service: Labour Turnover more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff have left the National Probation Service in each of the last five years. more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The number of staff who have left the National Probation Service in each of the last 5 years can be found in the published workforce statistics (Table 6B) covering the period to March 2019 is available in the public domain at</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/hm-prison-and-probation-service-workforce-quarterly-march-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/hm-prison-and-probation-service-workforce-quarterly-march-2019</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:00:21.883Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:00:21.883Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4521
star this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1126102
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Probation: Public Sector more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of returning probation services to the public sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd remove filter
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice has produced an initial assessment of the cost of returning probation services to the public sector. These costs include exit costs for current Community Rehabilitation Company contracts which will be subject to negotiation with providers. Releasing these figures may compromise that negotiation so we cannot do so at this time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T10:48:46.27Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T10:48:46.27Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this