§ 70. Mr. FREEMAN
asked the Home Secretary whether there are any magistrates' courts in this country where they have not yet appointed probation officers; and, if so, will he issue a list?
§ Mr. SHORT
Thirteen out of the 1,028 petty sessional divisions of England and Wales were returned as being without probation officers at the end of last year, but these figures include all casual vacancies. A full list of courts, showing whether they are provided with probation officers or otherwise, appears annually in the Directory of Probation Officers and Home Office Schools, and my right hon. Friend does not think any useful object would be served by the issue of any additional list.