§ Mr. Waddington
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what difficulties are at present being experienced in Lancashire in the recruitment of an adequate number of probation officers.
§ Mr. Carlisle
All five probation and after-care areas in Lancashire have had to appoint untrained persons as probation officers in recent months. But Lancashire should benefit from the increased number of probation students likely to complete their training in the course of 1971 and from new courses in Liverpool and Manchester starting this year.