HC Deb 12 January 1978 vol 941 c806W
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.