§ Ms. Harman
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will ensure the funding of the family and child department of the Tavistock Institute, London NW6; and if he will make a statement about his policy towards its future.
§ Mr. Whitney
Hampstead health authority is responsible for funding the Tavistock clinic and for the allocation of resources between its various departments. Following expressions of concern from the District about the present funding arrangement, we commissioned an independent report on the role of the clinic as a whole to form the basis of any decisions on changes to the future level or source of funding. The report is currently the subject of consultation with relevant bodies and we shall be considering the results shortly.