§ Mr. Burstow
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans he has to put Area Child Protection Committees on a statutory footing. 
§ Mr. Miliband
The Joint Chief Inspectors' report, "Safeguarding Children", published in October 2002, recommends that the Department of Health should review the current arrangements for Area Child Protection Committees. The substantive response to the Joint Chief Inspectors' report, together with that to the Victoria Climbie Inquiry report, will be published as part of the Green Paper on Children at Risk.