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White Report

Volume 264: debated on Tuesday 24 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he has informed all social service departments that his Department holds the index of names of former members of Islington social services department mentioned in the White report. [38900]

It is not necessary to do so. Every social services department has received information on the procedures of the Department of Health's consultancy index and Islington council wrote on 1 June to every social services department agreeing to check against the White report the name of any former Islington employee currently employed by any local authority or child care agency.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 16 October, Official Report, column 153, if he will list the three social service departments which have made inquiries about the index of ex-employees of Islington council named in the White report. [38902]

The Department's consultancy service index is operated on the basis of absolute confidentiality, and it is not our practice to provide information regarding which employers have sought checks against the index.