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Children And Young Persons

Volume 13: debated on Friday 27 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has for implementing the recommendations made by the review group on legislation and services for children and young persons in Northern Ireland.

I have today published a proposal for a draft Order-in-Council providing for the establishment of an independent board to administer the Northern Ireland probation service. This will be the first of the recommendations of the review group, chaired by the late Sir Harold Black, to be implemented, but I hope to make a further statement early in the new year about my plans to give effect to the Black strategy as a whole