HC Deb 06 May 1983 vol 42 cc173-4W
Mr. Woolmer

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will obtain and study a transcript of the Thames Television "TV Eye" programme on the Children of God shown on 8 April; and if he will now order a full inquiry into the activities of this cult, sometimes also known as the Family of Love, particularly in regard to its effect on children.

Mr. Newton

I have received the transcript and will study it so far as it relates to mental health and family life. My right hon. Friend will then consider, in conjunction with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what action if any may be appropriate and either he or the Home Secretary will then write to the hon. Member.