HC Deb 23 March 1982 vol 20 c304W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what information his Department collects about parental rights resolutions of local authorities.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

The information collected by the Department about children who are subject to resolutions under section 2 of the Children Act 1948—now section 3 of the Child Care Act 1980—is contained in "Children in Care in England and Wales, March 1979"—a report to Parliament by the Secretaries of State for Social Services and for Wales. Further detail is contained in a departmental publication entitled "Children in Care of Local Authorities, Year Ending 31 March 1979, England", reference A/F79/12. Copies of these publications are in the Library. Statistics for 1980 will be available shortly.