Headlines: January 8th, 1999

Home Office Minister Paul Boateng has announced more time for consultation on “Supporting Families” – the Government’s family policy consultation document.The consultation will now run for an extra six weeks beyond the original closing date at the end of January.

Thousands more summaries of the document are being made available from the middle of the month from citizen’s advice bureaux, hospitals, carers groups, health visitors groups, post offices and leisure centres.

Since the consultation was launched in November, thousands of documents have been issued. The Home Office “Supporting Families” website, alone, has received nearly 9,000 hits.

The “Supporting Families” website can be visited at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/