HC Deb 14 June 1978 vol 951 c545W
Mr. Beith

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he is yet satisfied that an adoption service is available throughout the county of Northumberland.

Mr. Moyle

I understand that Northumberland County Council has appointed an officer with responsibility for adoption and fostering and that further plans are under consideration on the basis of an action plan recently submitted to the council. There are interim arrangements for the referral of adoption work in Northumberland to the city of Newcastle upon Tyne and to local voluntary organisations.