HC Deb 07 July 1992 vol 211 c125W
Ms. Hoey

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he intends to take to prevent the services provided by the inner London probation service homeless action research team being adversely affected by the imposition of cash limited budgets.

Mr. Jack

Decisions on the deployment of resources within the inner London and City probation service are matters for the management of the service, subject to their statutory responsibilities and national policies, standards and objectives. In 1992–93, the first year of cash limits on central government support to probation service expenditure, to the cash limit for the inner London and City probation service represents a 26.7 per cent. increase over their 1990–91 outturn compared with a national increase of 25.7 per cent.