§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is satisfied with the working of the children's panels and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. William Ross
The system of children's hearings is working well in 444W general, but a wider range of residential and other facilities is needed for the increasing number of children placed under supervision. The measures which are being taken to improve the situation—for example, through the provision of intermediate treatment—were described by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State in the debate on 11th June.—[Vol. 874, c. 1582–8.] I shall keep the situation under review.