§ Mr. Sheerman
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in what ways he intends to support the criminal justice services; and if he will list the services he intends to support and the resources which will be available to them.
§ Mr. Jack
The main aims of the criminal justice system are detailed in paragraph 4.1 of the Home Office annual report, a copy of which is in the Library of the House.
My right hon. and learned Friend will continue the Government's support for the criminal justice services for which he has responsibility by ensuring that they can operate within an appropriate legislative framework, supported where necessary by administrative guidance, and by making appropriate financial provision. The criminal justice services for which he has statutory responsibility are prisons, for which the Home Office is directly responsible, and the police and probation services. In addition, the Home Office provides funding for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. In the current financial year, the Home Office will provide the following financial resources in the discharge of these responsibilities.60W
£million Prisons 1,363 Police 3,016 Probation 355 Criminal Injuries Compensation Board 137