§ Mr. Boyes
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what progress the Government have made in providing for improved training for staff in personal social services residential and day care fields, following the undertakings given by the Minister for Health on these issues in the debate on the Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Bill in Standing Committee B on 15 March.
§ Mr. John Patten
Work is continuing on the lines indicated by my hon. and learned Friend in Committee. On the three future developments he mentioned, we are awaiting either firm proposals or further information from the bodies concerned before we can consider how they may best be taken forward.