§ Mr. Irving
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department in what respects the new reparation order being considered by the Home Office would differ from compensation orders, or from reparation schemes combined with probation orders or deferment of sentence.
§ Mr. Mellor
Consideration of possible new provisions for reparation in the criminal justice system are still at an early stage. My right hon. Friend is currently funding four experimental schemes in which reparation is used, and 237W hopes to publish before Christmas a discussion document examining such issues as the form which reparation might take.