§ Mr. Allan Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps he is taking to ensure that the necessary training is made available for education welfare officers for them to take on the supervision of children, as proposed in the child care law review.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
As stated in the Government's White paper "Better Schools," my right hon. Friend intends to set in hand national consultations on the training of education welfare officers. These will bear in mind possible new responsibilities for them in administering supervision orders in school attendance cases.