HC Deb 21 January 1998 vol 304 c582W
Mrs. May

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to review the operation of the Court Welfare Service. [24116]

Ms Quin

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Production carried out a thematic inspection of the operation of the court welfare service last year, concluding that overall the work was being carried out to a good standard. A copy of the report, which was published in November, is in the Library. I have no present plans to ask the Inspectorate to carry out a further inspection of this aspect of the probation service's work, although we are currently considering it, along with the service's other responsibilities, as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review.