§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish a table showing the total number of children who are in local authority care because their family is homeless, indicating (a) the number of cases where homelessness is a contributory factor but not the specific cause of the child being taken into care and (b) the number of cases where homelessness has been identified as a major cause; and if he will give this information for Wales as a whole and for each Welsh local authority.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
Information about the number of children being taken into care where homelessness is a contributory factor is not available. The number of children in care at 31 March 1983, where homelessness is the major cause is as follows:
Numbers Clwyd 3 Dyfed 4 Gwent 15 Gwynedd 5 Mid Glamorgan 11 Powys 0 South Glamorgan 16 West Glamorgan 11 WALES 65