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Care Orders

Volume 972: debated on Tuesday 30 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many young people in community homes in England and Wales on 31 March 1979 had been given care orders following a court appearance for a criminal offence.

On 31 March 1977, the latest date for which figures are available, 7,843 children and young persons

3 showing the levels at which, on the basis of my hon. Friend's hypothetical assumptions, there may no longer be title to means-tested benefits. My hon. Friend will appreciate that the figures relate only to the illustrative examples he has chosen and have no general validity.

subject to care orders following a court appearance for a criminal offence were accommodated in community homes.