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Child Care Law

Volume 77: debated on Thursday 18 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will extend the deadline for comments on the inter-departmental working party review of child care law to 30 June.

I have authorised an extension of the deadline for comments on the discussion papers prepared by the working party from 30 April to 31 May, and am writing to my hon. Friend about this matter.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received advocating extension of the deadline for receipt of comments on the inter-departmental working party review of child care law.

We have received representations from the Family Welfare Association and the Law Society; our officials have received similar requests from the Association of County Councils, British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering, Family Rights Group and the National Council of One Parent Families.