HL Deb 26 June 2000 vol 614 c59WA
Lord Windlesham

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When, and for what reasons, the words "After-Care" were omitted from the formal title of the probation service. [HL2923]

Lord Bassam of Brighton

The words "After-Care" were removed from the formal title of the Probation Service by Section 65 of the Criminal Justice Act 1982. The reason given at the time was that the words, which had been added by the Criminal Justice Act 1967, were no longer appropriate; they emphasised one aspect of the service's work at the expense of the other functions which it was undertaking. The change back to the original name had the support of all the main probation service organisations and the Magistrates' Association.