HC Deb 24 October 1973 vol 861 cc541-2W
Mr. Bishop

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when the Houghton Committee's report on adoption was published; and how soon he expects to introduce legislation based on its recommendations.

Mr. Alison

The report was published in October 1972 (Cmnd. 5107) and the recommendations made in it as a whole raise complex issues which the Government are considering in the light of the comments they have been receiving.