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Adoption Service (Northumberland)

Volume 927: debated on Tuesday 1 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he is satisfied that an adequate adoption service will be available in the county of Northumberland after 1st April 1977; and whether he knows by whom it will be provided.

I understand that in view of the forthcoming closure of the Northern Counties Adoption Society the Northumberland County Council has negotiated interim arrangements with other local authorities north of the Tyne and with voluntary societies, while longer-term arrangements are being worked out.