HC Deb 05 May 2004 vol 420 cc1545-6W
Mr. Drew

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the membership of the Gloucestershire Probation Board is; and what the duration of that membership is. [168309]

Paul Goggins

There are currently 13 members on the Gloucestershire Probation Board, including the Chief Officer and Chair.

At present, there are two vacancies on this board. One new member has been selected and is awaiting pre-appointment clearance. The remaining vacancy is for a judicial representative who will be approved by the Department of Constitutional Affairs.

The Board may have a maximum of 15 members, and the term of appointment for all member appointments is three years, with the exception of the Chief Officer who is appointed on a permanent basis.