HC Deb 20 May 1965 vol 712 c260W
30. Mr. Sharples

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many research projects have been instituted by his Department under Section 45 of the Children and Young Persons Act, 1963.

Miss Bacon

My right hon. and learned Friend is assisting the National Bureau for Co-operation in Child Care to survey the results of research into child care which have been published in this and certain other countries since 1948, and to carry out research into the operation of two family advice centres. He is also contributing part of the cost of the National Child Development Study (1958 Cohort) which is being undertaken jointly by the Bureau and other bodies. As regards research into adoption, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Pontypool on 9th April.