§ Mr. Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to sign the agreement, following arbitration, with the National Association of Probation Officers on last year's pay award; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John Patten
We are considering the arbitration recommendation for main grade probation officers' pay. I will write to the hon. Member when we announce our decision, which will be as soon as possible.