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Children in Care

Volume 468: debated on Wednesday 28 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many children from each local authority area were looked after by another local authority in (a) local authority children’s homes, (b) private children’s homes, (c) foster care, (d) hostels and (e) under other arrangements; (166237)

(2) how many children aged (a) 0 to five years, (b) six to 10 years and (c) 11 to 16 years old from each local authority area were looked after outside their local authority area in (i) local authority children’s homes, (ii) private children’s homes, (iii) foster care, (iv) hostels and (v) under other arrangements in each of the last five years.

[holding answer 20 November 2007]: The information is not readily available. I will write to my hon. Friend with the information requested and will place a copy of my response in the Library.