§ Mr. Edward Lyons
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department to what extent he is proposing to amalgamate either the probation services or the criminal prosecution departments of those eight West Riding of Yorkshire local authorities whose police forces he proposes to merge into one.
§ Miss Bacon
Of the areas concerned, all but one are already combined for probation purposes; my right hon. Friend has no proposals for a further combination.
The arrangements for bringing prosecuti ons on behalf of the police is one of the matters for local discussion when an amalgamated force is being formed.