§ Mr. Hinchliffe
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish his Department's report on the St. Charles youth treatment centre in Brentwood, Essex; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
Earlier this year, a young person made a number of serious complaints about aspects of treatment while at St. Charles youth treatment centre. These have been investigated on behalf of the Department by a team of independent experts. They have submitted their report. This contains confidential personal and medical information and cannot be made public. The Department is urgently considering the team's findings, and will make its conclusions public after the young person involved has been informed of the outcome. Any action required in the light of the team's findings will be taken with the utmost vigour.