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Neglected Children (Care)

Volume 530: debated on Thursday 15 July 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what has been the result of consultations between his officers and representatives of local authority associations regarding an amendment of the law to give local authorities wider powers in connection with the care of neglected children by preventing the break-up of families and by rehabilitation; and if he will make a statement.

This subject, which concerns several Departments, will be borne in mind when appropriate legislation is in prospect, but I have no proposals for legislation in view at present.