Houghton Report

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 22nd January 1974.

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Photo of Patrick Cormack Patrick Cormack , Cannock 12:00 am, 22nd January 1974

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what action he now proposes to take on the Houghton Report.

Photo of Sir Keith Joseph Sir Keith Joseph , Leeds North East

As I told the House during the debate on the report on the adoption of children on 9th November last—[Vol. 863, c. 1335–51.]—the Government are pressing forward with the preparatory work for legislation on the report's recommendations. The hon. Member for Plymouth, Sutton (Dr. David Owen) has a Bill concerned with the recommendations which is for Second Reading on 8th February.

Photo of Patrick Cormack Patrick Cormack , Cannock

I thank my right hon. Friend for that reply. May I urge on him the necessity for the Government making clear their position on this vital matter as soon as possible?