§ Mr. Wallace
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he proposes to publish guidelines on the interviewing of children in cases of suspected child sexual abuse; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
Guidance on interviewing children in cases of suspected child abuse forms part of wider guidance on joint investigation of such cases by police and social work. This has been prepared by a working group set up by the Secretary of State and the Lord Advocate following the publication of Lord Clyde's report of the Orkney inquiry. It will be issued shortly for consultation and copies will be placed in the Library.