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Community Homes

Volume 984: debated on Friday 9 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what were the highest, lowest and average costs per week of keeping a girl in a community home in the county of Avon during the years 1978 and 1979;(2) what were the highest, lowest and average costs per week of keeping a boy in a community home in the county of Avon during the years 1978 and 1979;(3) what were the highest, lowest and average costs per week of keeping a girl in a community home in the years 1978 and 1979;(4) what were the highest, lowest and average costs per week of keeping a boy in a community home in the years 1978 and 1979.

Details of local authority expenditure for individual community homes, or for boys and girls separately in those homes, are not available centrally. " Personal Social Services Statistics (Actuals)" for 1977–78 and 1978–79, published by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, does, however, give the average weekly costs per child for residential care for each local authority and the national averages. Copies of this publication is in the Library of the House.