§ Mr. Kirk wood
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action he has taken to implement the proposals on access to social work records set out in his Department's consultation paper of February 1992, following the European Court of Human Rights decision in the case of Graham Gaskin. 
§ Mr. Bowis
The open government White Paper, Cm 2290, proposed a statutory access right to personal records, which will be introduced as soon as the parliamentary timetable allows. The Government are reviewing the scope for including in this measure provisions to implement the European Court of Human Rights decision in the case of Graham Gaskin.