§ 23. Mr. O'Halloran
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many mentally handicapped children are currently attending day nurseries, local authority homes and private homes, respectively.
§ Mr. Alison
Returns from local authorities indicate that at 31st March 1972 the numbers of such children under their care accommodated in local authority homes, in voluntary or private homes and boarded out in private households were, respectively, 949, 450 and 92. The numbers of mentally handicapped children placed privately in voluntary or private homes or attending day nurseries are not available.