§ Mr. Lawson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects to publish regulations under Section 85(1) of the Social Work (Scotland) Act, 1968, providing for the transfer of probation officers from probation committees to local authorities under the Act and for the protection of their interests.
§ Mr. Ross
Regulations affecting probation officers, approved school aftercare welfare officers and a few other officers who have to be transferred to new employers under the Social Work (Scotland) Act will be made soon. The professional and other bodies concerned are being consulted about the current draft of these regulations and also a draft of compensation regulations that have to be made under Section 85 but of which I hope no use will have to be made.