§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Wolverhampton North-East on 4 November 1980, Official Report, column 548, what progress has been made with regard to bringing forward legislation on private children's homes; what consultations have been held; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir George Young
The local authority associations and the relevant professional bodies have been consulted about a registration scheme for private children's homes which my right hon. Friend hopes to see enacted when the legislative timetable permits.