HC Deb 03 May 1966 vol 727 cc92-3W
Mr. Iremonger

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will include in the terms of reference of the proposed standing advisory council, which is to succeed the Royal Commission on the Penal System, the task of recommending measures calculated to prevent crime in its social origins; and if, to this end, he will so constitute the council as also to bring Departments of State, other than the Home Office, within its purview.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

The new council's terms of reference have not been finally settled, but it is not my intention that it should be concerned with matters outside the scope of my departmental responsibilities.