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Social Services Finance (Scotland)

Volume 406: debated on Monday 9 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the liability of councils in England and Wales to reimburse the costs incurred by Scottish local authorities' social services departments in processing social services assessments on individuals from England and Wales who are placed in residential institutions in Scotland and referred to the Children's Reporter in Scotland. [115826]

Responsibility for the costs of assessing and meeting the needs of a child will depend on the circumstances of an individual case.