§ Mr. Ronnie Campbell
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children were regarded as under protection orders on a month to month basis in Northumberland in 1988.
§ Mr. Mellor
Information about the number of children removed to a place of safety is collected centrally on an annual basis only. The number in 1988 in Northumberland was 25 and is given in the provisional feedback "Children removed to a place of safety, year ending 31 March 1988, England"; copies are available in the Library of the House.