HC Deb 08 March 2004 vol 418 c1357W
Tim Loughton

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what additional responsibilities(a) the Minister for Children has assumed since October 2003 and (b) it has been decided the Minister for Children should assume but which she has not yet taken on. [157158]

Margaret Hodge

Since October 2003, I have assumed responsibility for the Children and Family Court Advice and Support Service (CAFCASS). Responsibility for CAFCASS transferred to my Department from the Department of Constitutional Affairs on 12 January 2004.

I am not aware of any plans to extend my responsibilities as the Minister for Children, Young People and Families.