§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the current situation in respect of the Warner report.
§ Mr. Bowis
Following publication of the report in December 1992, local authorities were asked to improve methods of recruitment and vetting of staff responsible for children in residential care. On 1 July this year, local authorities were asked to address other recommendations in the report and to submit progress returns to the Department. On 22 July I announced the membership and the terms of reference for the children's residential care support force in a reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Canterbury (Mr. Brazier) at columns291–92.