§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has received any applications from the National Association of Probation Officers for financial assistance in providing accommodation for rehabilitating ex-offenders; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Mellor
I have been asked to reply.
No, but the association has made representations about the decision not to provide additional resources for new after-care accommodation places in 1985–86 and possibly thereafter, and it has also submitted comments on the current review of the voluntary after-care accommodation scheme. These will be taken into account in the review.