HC Deb 16 February 1945 vol 408 c525W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measure of inspection was undertaken by the Newport County Council into the conditions of Bank Farm before the boy, Denis O'Neill, was sent there on their instructions; how many inspections were made during the year he was boarded at that place; what was the last date at which he was visited by any member of the Newport Council; and by whom the visit was made.

Mr. H. Morrison

I have been asked by the Newport Corporation to institute an inquiry into the administrative questions connected with the boarding out of this child and the arrangements for supervision, and I have felt it right to defer any decision on this matter until the criminal charges against the fosterparents, which are nowsub judice, have been disposed of. When the trial is completed further consideration will be given to the question and meanwhile it would be undesirable for me to give piecemeal particulars based on incomplete information.