§ Mr. Tilley
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many local authority residential centres for the care of children have been closed since May 1979.199W
§ Sir George Young
The revision of children's regional plans, which was mostly completed, by 1 April 1979, revealed more community home places than were needed in most areas as the trend towards non-residential care increased. As a result, since May 1979 local authorities in England have requested the deletion of 94 community homes from regional plans to allow for closure.