§ 106. Dame Irene Ward
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he is taking to ensure an effective and trained Probation Service in Newcastle-upon-Tyne qualified to fill the vacancies due to the change-over of many trained probation officers to local government services, where salaries are higher.
§ Mr. Maudling
Probation salaries are at present under review and I recognise the importance of bringing this matter to a conclusion. Some 70 of the 350 students expected to become available for appointment as probation officers in 1971 are at an advanced stage of training. In the longer term, this area may expect to benefit from a new one year probation training course in the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Polytechnic starting in September, 1971.