§ Mr. Wade
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will give an assurance that employees of the Discharged Prisoners' Aid Society with satisfactory records of efficiency are guaranteed continued employment on similar duties with maintenance of pension rights when the functions of the Society are taken over by the proposed Probation and After-Care Service.
§ Miss Pike
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave on 8th April to a Question by my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Huntingdonshire (Mr. Renton). My right hon. Friend cannot guarantee that all employees of Discharged Prisoners' 89W Aid Societies will be appointed to the proposed Probation and After-Care Service, since the decision must rest with the Probation and After-Care Committees which will be the employing authorities; but he is considering the position of any employees who may not be so appointed.