HC Deb 02 February 1967 vol 740 cc156-7W
Mr. Moonman

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give the latest figures of the number of children in care in this country compared with the number in care at the same date in the previous year.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

On 31st March, 1966, there were 79,996 children in the care of local authorities and voluntary organisations in England and Wales compared with 79,221 a year earlier.