HC Deb 16 July 1993 vol 228 c692W
Mr. Michael

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the implications for the Probation Service of the provision of same-day reports in Crown court cases where a not guilty plea is followed by a finding of guilt.

Mr. Maclean

In asking probation services to provide accelerated pre-sentence reports in the Crown court, we took account of the findings of the review by Her Majesty's inspectorate of probation of the operation of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 which was published last month, and concluded that it would be practicable within current resources to set a same-day target where a custodial remand would otherwise be required.