HC Deb 23 June 1976 vol 913 c555W
Mr. Robertson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) if he will give serious consideration to the appointment of a committee of professional social workers to inform him of the operation of the Social Work (Scotland) Act, to advise him in his responsibilities under the Act and to make recommendations on methods of work as well as to monitor the service in Scotland;

(2) if he will, in view of the evidence of shortcomings in local authorities' social work departments, set up a committee of inquiry into the operation of, and practice under, the Social Work (Scotland) Act.

Mr. McElhone

I do not see the need for either a committee of inquiry or a standing committee of the kind suggested.