§ Miss Lestor
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many children in the care of local authorities are in residential nurseries; and how many of such children on average every year are moved into other forms of accommodation.
§ Mr. Alison
On 31st March 1972, the latest date for which figures are available, 2,932 children in the care of local authorities in England and Wales were in residential nurseries.
I regret that information about movements of children in care is not collected centrally.