HC Deb 06 June 1991 vol 192 cc333-4W
15. Mr. Jacques Arnold

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the progress being made with community service orders.

Mr. John Patten

National standards on the supervision of community service orders were introduced two years ago, on 1 April 1989. As intended, they have been effective in achieving tighter and more consistent management of this work by probation services. My Department is now circulating to probation services an analysis of the first year's operation of the standards.

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