§ Mr. Skinner
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will now reconsider his decision to cut the pay of trainee probation officers; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Mellor
No. As I stated in my reply to a previous question by the hon. Member, on 13 July, we cannot accept that expenditure levels should be maintained when the special circumstances which justified the previous level of expenditure have ceased to apply.—[Vol. 45 c.353.]