Skip to main content

Utting Report

Volume 401: debated on Friday 14 March 2003

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health which recommendations of the Utting Report the Government have implemented in full. [100779]

Of the 20 principal recommendations contained in "People Like US—The Report of the Review of the Safeguards for Children Living Away from Home (Utting, 1997)", 11 were for the Government to address. Of these 11, two were rejected, recommendations six and nine, eight have been implemented in full, recommendations one, five, seven, 11, 13, 16, 18, and 19, and one, recommendation 20, was partially implemented. Recommendation 20 relates to the implementation of the remaining recommendations contained in the 1989 Pigot report. These were considered by the interdepartmental report "Speaking Up for Justice" and informed the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999, now in the process of implementation.