§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) how many children born in each year from 1979 to 1986 inclusive have been born into (a) two-parent families and (b) one-parent families and taken into care within six months of birth in (i) Wales, (ii) England and (iii) Mid Glamorgan;
(2) how many children born in each year from 1979 to 1986 inclusive have been taken into care within six months of birth in (a) Wales, (b) England and (c) Mid Glamorgan.
§ Mr. Whitney
Information readily available to this Department and to the Welsh Office is given in the table.
of the Treasury, and can also give financial assistance with capital work at a private establishment providing services to the National Health Service. These powers are not widely used.
In appropriate cases, regional selective assistance can be given by the Department of Trade and Industry to investment in new private hospitals and nursing homes operating on a commercial basis in the assisted areas, provided that the criteria governing eligibility for this type of assistance are fully met. Regional development grants are not currently available for private health sector developments.
Finance is of course available from banks and other sources. Tax relief may also be available to individuals who invest in companies which meet the qualifying conditions of the business expansion scheme.