§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will establish a review of the(a) hours worked and (b) pay rates of employees of the Probation Service, to include a comparison over the past decade of relativities with (i) teachers, (ii) police officers and (iii) social workers. 
§ Mr. Boateng
We are looking carefully at workforce planning for the new Probation Service. As part of this, we are taking part in reviews of structures for pay and grading and of employee care and work priorities. I do not believe a further review of hours and pay would be appropriate at present.