HC Deb 26 April 2004 vol 420 cc760-1W
Tim Loughton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding has been made available for the(a) monitoring and (b) treatment of paedophiles leaving jail. [164046]

Paul Goggins

[holding answer 26 March 2004]: The protection of the public from the risks posed by sexual offenders has been strengthened by a number of legislative measures and funding decisions the government has taken. The monitoring and treatment of sexual offenders comprise a range of activities, which the police and probation services co-ordinate through the multi-agency public protection arrangements (the MAPPA). It is not possible to breakdown the costs of each MAPPA activity because they will vary according to the level of risk posed by each offender and their circumstances.

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.

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