§ Mr. Ennals
Local authorities are bound to take into care children and young persons committed to their care by the courts. They also have a duty to receive into their care children who satisfy the conditions of Section 1 of the Children's Act 1948. I have no intention of issuing new guidelines on the subject in the immediate future but should always be prepared to consider doing so if the need arose.
§ 61. Miss Joan Lestor
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many children are at present in residential nurseries.119W