HC Deb 22 November 1977 vol 939 cc682-3W
Mr. Dykes

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish a list of all bodies to which he appoints members other than civil servants, distinguishing between full-time and part-time, salaried, fee-paid and unpaid appointments, indicating for each category or appointment the number of such appointees.

Mr. Deakins

I regret that the full information requested by the hon. Member cannot be obtained without disproportionate cost. If the hon. Member is interested in any particular body I should be pleased to provide whatever information is available.

12 months ending Age under 2 2 but under compulsory school age Compulsory school age Over compulsory school age Total
31st March 1975 147 210 448 8 813
31st March 1976 145 220 532 12 909

Figures for the 12 months ending 31st March 1977 are not yet available.

Children received into care in Northern Ireland under Section 103 of the Children and Young Persons Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 because a parent or guardian, male or female, was in prison or remanded in custody, were as follows:

12 months ending Total
31st December 1975 11
31st December 1976 7

Comparable figures for Scotland are not available.