HC Deb 08 December 1958 vol 597 c16W
Mr. Body

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of persons convicted of indictable offences was placed on probation in 1938 and the latest available year, respectively.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The following table shows the numbers of persons put on probation after being found guilty of indictable offences in 1938 and 1957, expressed as percentages of the total numbers of persons found guilty of such offences.

Mr. Soames

I would refer my noble friend to the Answer given on 19th November by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Defence.

Viscount Hinchingbrooke

asked the Secretary of State for War whether it is now proposed that an officer's widow will draw one-third of her husband's pension after 1st April, 1959, if he has retired before that date.

Mr. Soames

I must ask my noble Friend to await an announcement on the scope of the revised family pension scheme which will be made as soon as details have been settled.