HC Deb 10 June 1986 vol 99 c146W
Mr. Frank Field

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is seeking counsel's advice on the legality of his Department's circular S51/85; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Newton

No, but I understand that legal advice is being sought for the Chief Adjudication Officer on the position of certain young people who may have left school before reaching their legal school leaving date.