HC Deb 20 April 1967 vol 745 cc141-2W
Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what special measures he proposes to increase net recruitment to the Probation Service, in view of the additional burdens which will be placed on that service by the release of prisoners on licence.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

Allowance for the additional work likely to arise from the licensing provisions of the Criminal Justice Bill has been made in the Government's plans for the expansion of the service. Measures to increase recruitment have been put in hand following the advice of my Advisory Council for Pro- bation and After-Care. These include greatly increased publicity, an expansion of training courses at the Universities and liaison schemes with the Universities to attract suitable graduates.