asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people work in the probation service and at what grades; and what are the salary levels for each grade.
The following table shows the number of professional staff in the probation and after-care service by grade as at 30th November 1978, the latest date for which figures are available, and the present salary scale for each grade.officers. The numbers of these staff on 30th June 1978, the latest date for which figures are available, were as follows:bation officers since their last pay increase.
No additional duties have been placed upon probation officers since their last pay increase on 1st July 1978.
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the fact that a police constable on entry at 18 years now receives £4,000 per annum and a probation officer with post-graduate teaching and two years work experience receives less than that amount, he will seek to introduce a substantial improvement in rates of pay in the probation service.
I refer my hon. Friend the answer I gave to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Rotherham (Mr. Crowther) on 6th December.—[Vol. 959, c. 660].