§ Mr. Hancock
To ask the Secretary of State for Health who is responsible for outlining the new code of practice for the National Register of Social Care Workers; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Jacqui Smith
The general social care council (GSCC) is required, under section 62 of the Care Standards Act 2000, to publish codes setting down standards of conduct and practice for social care workers and their employers. The GSCC issued draft codes for consultation on 9 January 2002.