§ David Davis
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children were in residential care in(a) England and (b) the East Riding of Yorkshire in each of the last two years. 
§ Margaret Hodge
The latest information available on looked after children in residential care in(a) England and (b) the East Riding of Yorkshire is shown in the table.
Number of children in residential care1 in England and the East Riding of Yorkshire at 31 March 2001 and 20022 2001 2002 England 8,500 8,600 East Riding of Yorkshire 35 30 1 Includes secure units, children's homes and hostels, residential schools and other residential settings 2 All data are rounded—national figures to the nearest 100 and local authority figures to the nearest 5