§ Mr. Nelson
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is satisfied that all probation services have an adequate range of education resources available; and what figures he can provide to indicate the extent to which they were used in the latest period for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Mayhew
The probation and after-care service, in co-operation with local education authorities and voluntary organisations, has developed a variety of educational facilities which are used in connection with the supervision of offenders. They include basic literacy and numeracy tuition and training in social skills. There is no central record of the extent and use of the facilities, but we are satisfied that the need is recognised and that increasing efforts are being made to meet it within the resources that can be made available.