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Homes And Nurseries (Child Maintenance Cost)

Volume 527: debated on Tuesday 11 May 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the average annual cost incurred by the local authorities in maintaining a child in a children's home.

According to local authorities' revised estimates for 1953–54, the average annual estimated cost per child in residential homes and nurseries provided under the Children Act is £308 6s. 4d.