Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Treatment of Offenders (Advisory Council Report)

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd January 1964.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Mr Alan Fitch Mr Alan Fitch , Wigan 12:00 am, 23rd January 1964

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he has taken to implement the recommendations in the Report of the Advisory Council on the Treatment of Offenders in relation to the organisation of after-care; and if he will make a statement

Photo of Mr Henry Brooke Mr Henry Brooke , Hampstead

As my Advisory Council recognised, the fulfilment of their proposals must necessarily extend over a period of years and will call for a great expansion of the probation service. The first step is, in consultation with the interests concerned, to draw up detailed plans for the implementation of the proposals. This is already in hand. I attach great importance to achieving a major improvement in after-care, and I am most anxious to press forward.

Photo of Mr Alan Fitch Mr Alan Fitch , Wigan

Can the Home Secretary say whether prison officers are now receiving training in methods of rehabilitation and after care?

Photo of Mr Henry Brooke Mr Henry Brooke , Hampstead

The Prison Officers Association passed a very helpful resolution at its last annual conference. That has led to the discussions between representatives of the Association and of my Prison Department to consider how prison officers can take a more positive part in social work in prisons.