§ Tim Loughton
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent discussions his Department has had with(a) the Department of Education and Skills and (b) the Department of Health regarding runaway children in care. 
§ Mrs. Roche
The Social Exclusion Unit in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister is currently working on projects on both the educational attainment of children in care and young runaways. Ministers and officials from the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Health have been very closely involved in both projects.