§ Mr. Douglas
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on progress made by Sheriff Kearney in reporting on the Fife regional social work department; and when he expects to receive the sheriff's report.
§ Mr. Lang
[holding answer 11 June 1990]: I understand that the chairman has sought evidence from the social work department of Fife regional council on matters of concern which he has identified. Once the department has prepared its list of witnesses, he hopes to be able to predict a timetable for completing the inquiry and submitting his report.