asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many places there were for children in community homes in each of the regions of England for each of the past five years.
Places available for children at 31 March each year from 1975 to 1978 in maintained and controlled community homes are shown below. Figures for places in assisted community homes are not collected annually. Figures for the present children's planning regions are not available before 1975.
This information is not available centrally. Responsibility for the management of the London ambulance service rests with the South-West Thames regional health authority and the hon. Member may like to contact that authority direct.