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Probation Committees

Volume 934: debated on Monday 27 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many probation committees have sought prior permission from his Department to make appointments of ancillary staff in accordance with the Probation Rules; how many such requests were agreed; and how many refused.

Only one probation and after-care committee has sought to appoint additional staff above the limit envisaged by the rate support grant settlement for the current financial year. The committee concerned was informed that grant could not be paid in respect of any expenditure incurred on the post in question.