§ 41. Sir George Young
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list in the Official Report those local authorities which are failing to comply with their duties under Section 9 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1969.
§ Mr. Moyle
I am aware of one local authority, the London borough of Southwark. Because of a shortage of staff this authority is temporarily unable to fulfil its duties under Section 9 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1969 for certain categories of children. It is, however,120W continuing to make social inquiry reports for the courts on juveniles on the active case loads of its social workers and in non-accidental injury cases.