§ Mr. Kirkwood
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has any plans to order a public inquiry into the death of Kimberley Carlile, following the withdrawal of three social workers from the proceedings of the present private hearing; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Newton
No. I understand that the inquiry has not been unduly hindered by the non-availability of some witnesses and that the chairman has indicated that his report will be delivered in the near future.