HC Deb 14 July 1980 vol 988 c425W
Mr. Iain Mills

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what study he has made of the number of children who come from broken homes who have been proceeded against in the courts; and if he will publish such statistics as are available to him.

Sir George Young

I am aware of research studies about the home circumstances of children who appear in court, but their findings have not produced information on which adequate national statistics can be based. We do not collect routine statistics on this. I am writing to my hon. Friend.