HC Deb 20 May 1958 vol 588 c75W
60. Mrs. Mann

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children are boarded out with foster parents; how many have been removed from foster parents by reason of remote geographical location; and how far in such cases the foster parents or their children have been consulted.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Of the 62,033 children in the care of local authorities in England and Wales on 31st March, 1957, 27,258, or 45 per cent. were boarded out. The information requested in the second and third parts of the Question is not available.