§ Mr. David Porter
To ask the Secretary, of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement about how probation committees are constituted; and who are the present members of those covering Kent and Suffolk.
§ Mr. Maclean
1 have been asked to reply.
The regulations governing the constitution of probation committees are set out in schedule 3 to the Powers of Criminal Courts Act 1973, as amended.
At present the Home Office does not maintain lists of probation committee members; and my hon. Friend may therefore wish to write to the secretaries of the Kent and Suffolk committees. With effect from this financial year, probation committees will be required to include in their annual reports the names of committee members and the official address at which they may be contacted.