asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give details of those changes he is proposing to make in the membership and constitution of the Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work; what bodies he has consulted over such changes; and when he expects to come to a decision regarding such changes.
I am sending the hon. Member a copy of the consultative document which was issued in September last year. This was issued to a wide range of bodies representing social work and other interested professions and the interests of education, local government and the voluntary sector. Comments are still being received. My right hon. Friend hopes to reach conclusions within the next few months.