§ Paul Holmes
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many girls under 18 years of age, not of UK nationality, were taken into local authority care in(a) 1999, (b) 2000 and (c) 2001; how many remained in care for less than one week; and what nationalities they were. 
§ Jacqui Smith
I have been asked to reply.
Information on the nationality of looked-after children is not collected centrally.