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Care Cases

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 24 October 2006

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many care cases were issued in England and Wales in each of the last three years, broken down by local authority area. (95405)

[holding answer 19 October 2006]: My Department records the number of care and supervision applications received but does not record the breakdown by local authority. The figures provided in the following table show the totals of care applications made for each of the last two calendar years. Care applications for 2003 are not available in a comparable format.

Number of applications

2004

10,954

2005

13,498