HC Deb 26 January 1961 vol 633 c48W
78. Mr. G. Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has for alternative employment for people serving as welfare officers; and whether he will announce, at an early date, his intentions with regard to these public servants.

Mr. R. A. Butler

As I told the House on the Second Reading of the Criminal Justice Bill, I am asking the Advisory Council on the Treatment of Offenders to review the arrangements for the aftercare of those released from training. For the present, therefore, it would not be appropriate for me to make any statement about the future of the Welfare Officer Service.