§ Mr. Alfred Morris
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will outline her policy on the prevention of family breakdown.
§ Mr. Yeo
The Department's view is that the family is the best place for a child to be brought up. This is reflected in the provisions of the Children Act 1989 which, among other requirements, gives local authorities the duty to provide such services for children in need to enable them to be brought up by their family, wherever possible.