§ Q18. Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Prime Minister if he is satisfied with the co-ordination between the Home Office, 113W the Department of Health and Social Security and the Department of Education and Science in the discharge of their responsibilities towards ill-treated children.
§ The Prime Minister
Yes. The main responsibility for child protection lies with the Department of Health and Social Security but all three Departments cooperate closely in this field and are in consultation about the issue of further guidance to assist those concerned with this difficult problem.