asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what steps are being taken to improve the implementation of the Registered Homes Act 1984; and if he will make a statement.
I refer the hon. Member to my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Surrey, South-West (Mrs. Bottomley) on 19 November 1986 at column 217. The inspectorate's report is expected shortly. Later this year the inspectorate will also be organising a programme of workshops for registration and inspection staff and their managers.