HC Deb 26 April 2004 vol 420 c760W
Mrs. Gillan

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of whether multi-agency public protection panels have sufficient resources to ensure that those offenders deemed in the high or very high risk categories are properly supervised or under appropriate surveillance. [165184]

Paul Goggins

The multi-agency public protection panels are funded as part of the core business of the police and probation services. The two sets of annual reports published so far indicate that arrangements are working well.

Two pieces of research are currently being conducted into the multi-agency public protection arrangements. We expect to have the findings of both in the autumn. They will help to indicate, among other things, whether existing resources are being best used.

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