HC Deb 22 June 1961 vol 642 c154W
Mr. Roots

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when his advisory council is expected to commence the inquiry into the organisation of statutory and voluntary after-care for discharged prisoners announced last November; and what progress has been made in the matter.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The Advisory Council on the Treatment of Offenders has already given preliminary consideration to this inquiry and has appointed a sub-committee to make a detailed examination of the problem and to hear evidence. It will no doubt be necessary for the sub-Committee to hold a series of meetings, the first of which has been arranged for early next month.

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