HC Deb 28 January 1937 vol 319 c1057
38. Mr. Viant

asked the Home Secretary whether any appointments have been made as a result of the recommendations of the Departmental Committee on the Social Services in the Courts of Summary Jurisdiction; and, if so, will he state the nature of such appointments and the districts affected?

Sir J. Simon

I think the hon. Member had s in mind appointments made by the justices. Since the issue of the report, some additional probation officers have been appointed in different parts of the country, but, except for the appointment of a principal probation officer in London, it is not possible for me to say how far these appointments were the outcome of the committee's recommendations.