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Teenagers In Care

Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many teenagers left the care of local authorities on attaining 18 years of age in 1979; and how this compares with the figures for each of the previous five years.

The numbers of teenagers who left local authority care in England and Wales on reaching the maximum age (18 or 19 as appropriate) during the five years ending 31 March 1974 to 1978 were, to the nearest one hundred, as follows:

19747,100
19757,500
19768,300
19778,100
19788,400
Figures for 1979 are not yet available.