§ Mr. Gordon Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services which social work or social services departments have been approached by officials of his Department with a view to revealing the names of those miners on strike whose families are being assisted with loans or other payments; and under which legal power this information is sought.
§ Dr. Boyson
I refer the hon. Member to my reply to him on 12 July. Social work and social services departments are of course departments of local authorities.