asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the average occupancy of community homes in 1973 and 1974.
I regret that this information is not available for the community home system as a whole. We are, however, considering what additional information needs to be collected in future about community homes of all types. Some statistics are collected from community homes other than assisted community homes and I am writing to my hon. Friend about these.
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is being done to monitor the results and practices of community homes.
Primary responsibility for the provision and operation of community homes rests with local authorities within the general framework provided by chil-
staff and discussions on the staff side claim, submitted in December, are continuing this month.