§ Mr. Gareth Wardell
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish in the Official Report for each county in Wales (a) in 1980 and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available (i) the number of children in residential care, (ii) the number of children being fostered, (iii) the cost of residential care per child and (iv) the amount paid to each set of foster parents as a fostering allowance.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
The available information is given in the following tables: 613W
*1980 *1983 Number of children in residential care Number of children boarded out Number of children in residential care Number of children boarded out West Glamorgan 225 222 170 255 Wales 1,598 1,709 1,160 1,799 * At 31 March.
Average annual cost per child in residential accommodation Year ending 31 March 1980 Year ending 31 March 1983 Clwyd 4,624 10,093 Dyfed 7,520 10,774 Gwent 7,560 12,058 Gwynedd 8,203 10,673 Mid Glamorgan 7,399 12,771 Powys 5,200 10,345 South Glamorgan 6,855 11,870 West Glamorgan 7,476 11,859
The amounts paid to each set of foster parents as a fostering allowance are not available centrally.