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Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000

Schedule 1: Local Probation Boards

174.Schedule 1 provides details of the constitution and operation of the local probation boards of the National Probation Service for England and Wales. Paragraph 8 gives local probation boards the power to appoint their staff and determine their terms and conditions, but these must be approved by the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State can also specify the qualifications or training that staff are required to have.

175.Paragraph 9 allows a local probation board to delegate its functions to committees, subcommittees or members. The effect of this provision will be to enable the Secretary of State to give directions (under paragraph 14) with which the chief officer will be required to comply.

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