HC Deb 18 November 1982 vol 32 c237W
17. Mr. Beith

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has for the future develoment of the probation service.

Mr. Mayhew

We wish to see the probation service maintain and develop its role as the principal agency for dealing with offenders in the community. The Government's expenditure plans include provision for continued growth of the service in the next financial year.