§ Mr. Quentin Davies
To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the third report to Parliament on the Children Act 1989 will be published; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Bowis
I have, today, placed in the Library the third report to Parliament on the operation of the Children Act in England and Wales.
The report shows that local authorities are placing more emphasis on supporting children within their own families, as well as placing a greater proportion of children they look after in foster families and improving the quality of residential care.