HC Deb 24 February 1972 vol 831 c339W
Mr. Wilkinson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to improve the prison and Borstal after-care services; and whether he is aware of the important work that can be done through voluntary activity in this field.

Mr. Carlisle

Persons released from custody are supervised or assisted by probation officers, whose number is being steadily increased. I am well aware of the importance of voluntary activity in this field and I am anxious to give it further encouragement.