§ Dr. Godman
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many children in(a) Strathclyde and (b) Scotland as a whole were received into local authority care where the cause was (i) family homelessness and (ii) alleged abuse or neglect in each year since 1979.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
[holding answer 21 May 1991]: The full information requested is available only from 1988 and is given in the table.
Year ending 31 March Family homeless Abuse or neglect1 Strathclyde 1988 8 1,085 1989 5 765 Scotland 1988 18 1,442 1989 7 1,307 1 Includes all children who were made subject to compulsory measures of care, whether on a residential basis or in the community, in relation to grounds (b), (c), (d) or (dd) of section 32(2) of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968.