HC Deb 30 November 1972 vol 847 cc187-8W
41. Mr. Hooson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the complement accepted for the last training course for probation officers; and how many applicants there were for this course.

Mr. Carlisle

Training courses for probation officers are provided by universities polytechnics and other colleges of further education and at the Home Office Training Centre, which has three intakes a year. Altogether, 547 probation students were accepted for professional training in 1972, from a total of about 4,500 applicants.