§ Mr. Elystan Morgan
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what progress has been made in the setting up of regional planning committees under the Children and Young Persons Act, 1969; on how many of them is the Probation and After Care Service represented; and what other interests are represented.
§ Mr. Alison
Committees were set up by the relevant local authorities in all planning areas last year. Co-option, generally or in relation to specified matters, of persons representing other interests is a matter for the Committees and their constituent authorities. Information about the use so far made of it is not available centrally, but I understand that working groups appointed by the planning committees are drawing on advice from a wide range of sources.