§ Mr. Madden
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to offer revised guidance concerning checks on those who provide emergency accommodation for the homeless in respect of the effect of the Children Act 1989 on the accommodation of those aged 16 and 17 years; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Charles Wardle
None. There is no statutory requirement for police checks to be carried out on those caring for children and the Children Act 1989 made no change to the statutory position.