§ Lord H. CAVENDISH-BENTINCK
asked the Home Secretary whether a register of persons desiring to obtain appointments as probation officers is kept by the Home Office; if so, what steps are taken to bring the register to the notice of magistrates about to make appointments; and whether there are any Regulations requiring such appointments to be publicly advertised?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
The Home Office is prepared to register the names of persons, both men and women, with suit able qualification who wish to obtain paid work as probation officers, and a statement to this effect appears in the preface to the Register of existing Probation Officers, which is circulated annually to every Court. There are no Regulations at present requiring appointments of probation officers to be publicly advertised, but the suggestion will be considered when any Regulations are made under Part I of the Criminal Justice Bill.