HC Deb 19 May 1972 vol 837 c214W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Attorney-General if he will strengthen the staff of the Public Trustee Office so that promises which are made to beneficiaries from trusts can be carried out; if he will take steps to improve procedures; and if he will make a statement.

The Attorney-General

Procedures in the Public Trustee Office are under continuous review. There is a shortage of trained staff and everything possible is being done to recruit more. It would not be appropriate to make radical changes pending the implementation of the recommendations of the recent Committee of Enquiry. If the hon. Member would let me have particulars of any cases where promises to beneficiaries have not been carried out I will gladly look into them.

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