§ Mr. Hicks
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will set up a departmental inquiry to investigate the circumstances in which Stephen Menheniott returned to his family following his being in care under the supervision of the East Sussex Social Services Department; and if he will publish the findings.
§ Mr. Ennals
Yes. I am consulting the authorities concerned on the form that it should take and will make a further statement when the nature of the inquiry and its terms of reference have been decided. The report of the investigation will be published.