§ Mr. Milne
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what discussions he proposes to have with representatives of professional social workers responsible for social work services in the county of Northumberland on the implementation by local authorities of the Seebohm Report arising from the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Local Government and other related matters; and if he will make a statement;
(2) what further advice he has issued to local authorities in Northumberland on preparations to be made for the implementation of the Seebohm Report arising from the recommendations and 220W Report of the Royal Commission on Local Government; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Crossman
The Government will reach and announce its decision on the Seebohm Report as soon as possible. We have already received a large volume of comment on the report from local authority, professional and other interested bodies and I hope that anyone who wishes to add to this in the light of the Royal Commission's Report will do so without delay.