HC Deb 26 April 1990 vol 171 c294W
Mr. Soley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children under 16 years were received into the care of their local authority in 1989 because of homelessness.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

The latest statistics available about children in care are the provisional statistics for the year ending 31 March 1988. These provisional figures show that there were 163 children under the age of 16 received into care in England in the year ended 31 March 1988 where the specific cause was that their family was homeless.

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