§ Mr. R. A. Butler
My Department does not necessarily know why a particular probation officer has resigned; but the wastage for all reasons in recent years has not been high, as I showed in reply to a Question by my hon. Friend on 29th July. On Present information, it seems likely to be less in 1958 than in 1957. A salary claim by probation officers is under consideration by the Joint Negotiating Committee for the Probation Service.