HC Deb 12 February 1973 vol 850 cc269-70W
Mr. Cordle

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many community service orders have been made by the courts under the Criminal Justice Act 1972; and what has been the cost of administering and supervising the new scheme.

Mr. Carlisle

By 5th February 40 community service orders had been made in the three probation and aftercare areas where community service schemes were first introduced on an experimental basis on 1st January 1973. The schemes have not been in operation long enough for information about expenditure to be available, but it was estimated when the Criminal Justice Bill was introduced in 1971 that five experimental schemes might cost about £110,000 in their first year of operation.