HC Deb 28 April 1971 vol 816 c139W
126. Mr. Will Griffiths

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware of the difficulties being encountered by the Manchester and Salford Probation and After-Care Committee in seeking to recruit and retain suitable staff for the Probation Service; and what action he proposes to take to help reverse this development.

Mr. Maudling

I am aware that a number of untrained officers have been appointed in recent months and that there are still vacancies. But the Committee should benefit from the increased number of probation students expected to complete their training in 1971 and from a new course in Manchester starting this year.