HC Deb 01 November 1999 vol 337 cc58-9W
31. Dr. Godman

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions he has held with the First Secretary, Scottish Parliament, and the Secretary of State for Scotland concerning the proposed amendments to the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968, the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984 and the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 as contained in the Immigration and Asylum Bill. [95020].

Mr. Straw

My officials and those of the Scottish Executive have been in regular contact over this and other matters throughout the passage of the Bill. The amendment brings Scottish social services legislation in line with provisions applying elsewhere in the United Kingdom.