§ Mr. Burstow
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the report, "Removing Barriers", Published by the Local Government Association; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Boateng
We welcome the Local Government Association report, "Removing Barriers: the case for a New Deal for Social Service and Social security". Both my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Health and for Social Security are ensuring that it is taken into account in looking at the interface between the social security and social service systems as part of our comprehensive spending reviews.