§ 81. Mr. Wolrige-Gordon
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether Her Majesty's Government have yet agreed the form for the negotiating machinery for the probation service for the whole of Great Britain; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Ross
In July the then Home Secretary and Secretary of State for Scotland met representatives of the employers' sides of the separate negotiating bodies for the probation service in England and Wales and in Scotland. I understand that the English representatives indicated that they would be glad to form part of a single negotiating body, and that the Scottish representatives undertook that the Scottish local authority associations would consider the proposals further. I expect to receive their views shortly.