HC Deb 31 January 2003 vol 398 c1055W
David Davis

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of children with a mental disorder in(a) Haltemprice and Howden and (b) the UK; and if he will make a statement. [93841]

Jacqui Smith

Information is not collected centrally in the format requested. However a survey of the mental health of children and adolescents in Great Britain was carried out in 1999 by the Office of National Statistics on

Number of children in residential caret1 in England and East Riding of Yorkshire at 31 March 1997–2002
1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
England 7,900 8,500 8,300 8,900 8,500 8,600
East Riding of Yorkshire 25 45 35 45 35 2
1Includes children in secure units, children's homes and hostels, residential schools and other residential settings.
22002 figures for East Riding of Yorkshire are not yet available.


All figures are rounded—national figures to the nearest 100 and local authority figures to the nearest 5.