National Executive Committee

Published date01 November 1946
Date01 November 1946
DOI10.1177/026455054600500603
75
NATIONAL
EXECUTIVE
COMMITTEE
A
MEETING
of
the
National
Executive
Committee
was
hel.d
in
London
on
September
26th.
Membership.
A
list
of
new
members
elected
is
held
over
until
the
next
issue.
New
Branches.
A
recommendation
from
the
London
and
Home
Counties
Branch
Committee
was
accepted-
that
the
Branch
be
divided
into
three
separate
Branches,
i.e.,
Surrey,
Middlesex
and
London.
Financial
Statement.
The
Hon.
Treasurer
presented
a
very
satisfactory
financial
statement,
and
authority
was
given
for
the
payment
of
additional
grants
for
propa-
ganda
purposes,
under
Section
11
(f)
of
the
Constitution,
to
the
Bristol,
Cotswold
&
Mendip
and
North
Wales
Branches.
Report
of
Handbook
Sub-Committee.
Mr.
Moston-
Hughes
presented
a
report
from
the
Handbook
Sub-
Committee
recommending
a
basis
for
the
division
of
royalties
as
between
N.A.P.O.
and
Messrs.
Alexander
&
Collinge,
and
also
recommending
that
the
Chairman,
with
the
help
of
Mr.
G.
W.
Staveley,
should
be
asked
to
proceed
with
the
final
drafting
and
editing
of
the
new
Handbook.
The
report
was
accepted.
Report
of
Edridge
Benevolent
Fund
Committee.
Mr.
Burt
presented
the
report
of
the
Edridge
Benevolent
Fund,
twhich
was
accepted.
The
report
showed
an
improved
position.
Since
the
last
meeting,
£47
11s.
Od.
had
been
received
from
the
Blackpool
Sunday
Entertain-
ments
Fund,
£ 25
zoos.
Od.
from
Bath,
£ IO
Os.
Od.
from
Yeovil,
and
£20
Os.
Od.
from
an
anonymous
donor.
The
present
grants
had
been
renewed
for
the
coming
quarter,
during
which
time
each
case
would
be
reviewed
in
the
light
of
the
position
with
regard
to
the
new
pensions
benefit.
A
memorandum
setting
out
how
Branches
could
stimulate
interest
in
the
Fund
was
being
prepared,
and
would
be
sent
out
by
the
Committee
to
Branch
Corres-
pondents.
Report
of
Conference
Sub-Committee.
Mr.
Burt
re-
ported
that
he
was
awaiting
confirmation
from
Durham
University
for
the
holding
of
the
Conference
there
from
July
llth
to
13th,
1947.
(Note:
This
confirmation
has
since
been
received.)
It
was
agreed
that
Mr.
Staveley
and
Mr.
Burt
should
continue
to
act
as
the
Conference
Sub-Committee
and
that
they
be
given
power
to
co-opt.
Report
of
General
Purposes
Sub-Committee.
A
report
of
a
Meeting
held
on
September
l9th
and
20th,
covering
the
following
points,
was
accepted:
(a)
Trinidad
Members.
It
was
recommended
that
the
National
Executive
should,
when
reviewing
the
Constitu-
tion,
consider
certain
amendments
designed
to
meet
such
requests
as
that
from
Trinidad
for
Branch
status,
and
that
in
the
meantime
the
Trinidad
Officers
should
be
welcomed
to
Associate
Membership.
(b)
Promotion
and
Seniority
in
the
Service.
The
recommendation
of
the
Sub-Committee
was
adopted,
that
the
Home
Office
be
asked
to
clarify
further
the
letter
received
from
them.
(c)
Films.
The
Sub-Committee’s
recommendation
was
accepted
that
a
reply
should
be
sent
to
a
letter
which
had
been
received
from
the
Magistrates’
Association
indicating
that
N.A.P.O.
did
not
agree
that
the
type
of
films
shown
at
children’s
performances
accounted
for
a
good
deal of
the
work
of
Juvenile
Courts,
though
it
was
felt
that
it
missed
an
opportunity
of
doing
concrete
good.
Moreover,
constant
attendance
at
children’s
performances
created
a
film
habit
which
might
be
undesirable.
It
was
also
to
be
intimated
that
the
N.A.P.O.
would
be
prepared
to
give
views
on
other
aspects
of
the
matter
if
so
desired.
It
was
further
agreed
that
Branches
be
asked
to
study
this
whole
question
and
submit
their
findings
to
the
National
Executive
Committee.
Other
matters
dealt
with
by
the
General
Purposes
Sub-Committee
were
considered
later
in
the
Meeting
under
their
respective
headings.
Royal
Commission
on
Justices
of
the
Peace.
A
draft
Memorandum
was
approved
and
is
printed
elsewhere
in
this
Journal.
Departmental
Committee
on
the
Administration
of
the
Divorce
Law.
A
draft
Memorandum
was
approved,
a
copy
of
¡which
appears
elsewhere
in
this
issue.
It
was
announced
that
N.A.P.O.
had
been
invited
to
give
oral
evidence
before
the
Committee
on
November
5th.
Correspondence
with
Home
Office
(a)
Home
Office
Selection
and
Training
Board.
The
Home
Office
reply
indicated
that
members
of
the
Probation
Training
Board
were
appointed
by
the
Secretary
of
State
as
individuals
and
not
as
representatives
of
organized
bodies.
The
Home
Office
had
considered
the
desirability
of
having
the
Probation
Service
represented
on
the
Training
Board
and
the
Secretary
of
State
had
decided
to
invite
Miss
Florence
Smith,
of
Hampshire,
and
Mr.
W.
C.
Todd,
of
Nottinghamshire,
to
become
members
of
the
Board.
The
Selection
Committees
were
composed
of
Members
of
the
Probation
Training
Board,
supplemented
by
members
of
the
Probation
Advisory
Committee.
(b)
Probation
Officers
as
Signatories
to
Official
Forms.
This
was
to
be
a
subject
for
later
discussion
with
Mr.
Ross,
and
in
the
meantime
the
Secretary
was
authorised
to
seek
a
clarification
of
the
exact
position
of
Probation
Officers
as
signatories
to
passport
forms.
(c)
Special
Allowances
for
Officers
transferred
from
one
part
of
an
area
to
another
by
the
direction
of
their
appointing
authority.
The
Home
Office
indicated
that
they
were
prepared
to
admit
for
grant
reasonable
expenditure on
removal
expenses
in
the
case
of
an officer
transferred
within
a
combined
area
at
the
instance
of
the
appointing
authority.
In
view
of
the
present
housing
difficulties,
the
Home
Office
were
also
prepared
to
admit
for
grant
expenditure
on
the
payment
of
excess
travelling
expenses
for
a
time.
The
question
had
not
arisen
of
authorising
payment
of
subsistence
allowances
where
an
officer
was
obliged
to
go
into
lodgings
near
his
new
station
until
he
could
find
accommodation
for
his
family.
If
such
a case
arose
the
Home
Office
would
be
prepared
to
consider
it
in
the
light
of
the
circumstances.
Where
an
officer
was
travelling
daily
from
his
old
home
to
his
new
station
until
he
could
find
accommodation
for
his
family
at
the
place
to
which
he
had
been
moved,
the
Home
Office
would
not
be
able
to
authorise
payment
of
subsistence
allowance
merely
because
he
had
previously
been
able
to
get
home
for
meals
and
now
had
to
have
his
meals
away
from
home.
(d)
Statutory
Forms.
The
Home
Office
had
acknow-
ledged
the
receipt
of
the
suggestions
for
the
revision
of
statutory
forms
which
would
be
dealt
with
in
due
course.
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on
page
84)

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