§ Mr. Peter Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will list for each local authority in England(a) the total number of children in foster care and (b) the total number of children in residential care homes; and if she will make a statement;199W
(2) if she will list the national average cost for residential child care and for foster care, and for each local authority in England (a) the average unit costs for residential child care and (b) the average unit cost for foster care; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. Bowis
Information on the numbers of children looked after in residential accommodation and in foster placements at 31 March 1992 and the estimated weekly costs per child, from the publication "Key Indicators of Local Authority Social Services", will be placed in the Library. Care is needed in interpreting the figures because accounting practices vary between local authorities.