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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 12 February 2009

Ministerial Corrections

Thursday 12 February 2009

International Development

International Conferences

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department will attend the forthcoming Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Global Conference on establishing resource transparency; what his Department's objectives for the conference are; and if he will make a statement.

[Official Report, 3 February 2009, Vol. 487, c. 1008W.]

Letter of correction from Mr. Michael Foster:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to right hon. Member for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk (Mr. Moore), Official Report, 3 February 2009. The figures cited for the funds committed to the EITI were incorrect. The correct answer should have been: (252866)

The UK Government have been a leading supporter of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). DFID has committed over £14 million to EITI and has so far provided over £8 million of this since November 2002. Increasing transparency and knowledge of revenues from the extractive sector empowers citizens to hold Governments to account, so that mismanagement of funds away from sustainable development purposes becomes more difficult. In line with the EITI Global Conference’s objectives, we will work with other stakeholders to take stock of EITI’s progress; to address the challenges which EITI faces; to consider the next steps for taking forward the initiative.

The composition of the UK’s delegation to the EITI Global Conference is yet to be finalised.

Children, Schools and Families

Children in Care: Foster Care

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children in care in each local authority area have had more than (a) three, (b) five, (c) 10, (d) 20 and (e) 30 foster placements.

[Official Report, 3 February 2009, Vol. 487, c. 1055-58W.]

Letter of correction from Beverley Hughes:

An error has been identified in the written answer to the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham (Tim Loughton), Official Report, 3 February 2009. My email of 9 February alerted the hon. Member to data errors in the answer my Department gave. I am now writing to provide the hon. Member with the revised figures.

I am assured by officials that these figures are now correct. Quality assurance procedures have been reviewed and improved to ensure that the chances of this happening again are minimised.

The revised tables are published below. The effect of the correction has been to reduce substantially the number of looked-after children who have a number of foster placements during the year.

A copy of my response will be placed in the Library.

Once again, please accept my apology on behalf of myself and officials in the Department.

The correct answer is as follows: (251849)

Information showing the number of children in care in each local authority that have had more than (a) three, (b) five, (c) 10, (d) 20 and (e) 30 foster placements in England during the year ending 31 March 2008 is shown in the following table.

Number of looked after children at 31 March by foster placements during the, year1,2,3Year ending 31 March 2008—Coverage: England

Number of placements

More than 3

More than 5

More than 10

More than 20

More than 30

England

1,100

200

10

-

0

North East

60

-

-

0

0

Darlington

-

0

0

0

0

Durham

10

-

0

0

0

Gateshead

0

0

0

0

0

Hartlepool

5

-

0

0

0

Middlesbrough

-

-

0

0

0

Newcastle Upon Tyne

-

0

0

0

0

North Tyneside

5

0

0

0

0

Northumberland

5

0

0

0

0

Redcar and Cleveland

-

0

0

0

0

South Tyneside

-

0

0

0

0

Stockton-on-Tees

-

0

0

0

0

Sunderland

-

-

-

0

0

North West

140

20

-

0

0

Blackburn with Darwen

-

0

0

0

0

Blackpool

-

-

0

0

0

Bolton

10

-

0

0

0

Bury

5

-

0

0

0

Cheshire

10

-

0

0

0

Cumbria

10

-

0

0

0

Halton

0

0

0

0

0

Knowsley

-

-

-

0

0

Lancashire

25

-

0

0

0

Liverpool

15

-

0

0

0

Manchester

20

-

0

0

0

Oldham

-

0

0

0

0

Rochdale

-

0

0

0

0

Salford

-

0

0

0

0

Sefton

-

-

0

0

0

St. Helens

-

0

0

0

0

Stockport

-

-

0

0

0

Tameside

-

-

0

0

0

Trafford

5

0

0

0

0

Warrington

10

0

0

0

0

Wigan

-

0

0

0

0

Wirral

5

-

0

0

0

Yorkshire and the Humber

110

30

-

0

0

Barnsley

10

0

0

0

0

Bradford

10

-

0

0

0

Calderdale

-

-

0

0

0

Doncaster

10

-

0

0

0

East Riding of Yorkshire

5

-

0

0

0

Kingston upon Hull, City of

15

-

0

0

0

Kirklees

5

0

0

0

0

Leeds

20

10

-

0

0

North East Lincolnshire

-

-

0

0

0

North Lincolnshire

-

0

0

0

0

North Yorkshire

10

-

0

0

0

Rotherham

-

0

0

0

0

Sheffield

-

0

0

0

0

Wakefield

-

-

0

0

0

York

-

-

0

0

0

East Midlands

70

10

0

0

0

Derby

5

0

0

0

0

Derbyshire

10

-

0

0

0

Leicester

-

0

0

0

0

Leicestershire

-

-

0

0

0

Lincolnshire

10

-

0

0

0

Northamptonshire

15

-

0

0

0

Nottingham

-

-

0

0

0

Nottinghamshire

10

-

0

0

0

Rutland

0

0

0

0

0

West Midlands

160

20

-

0

0

Birmingham

40

-

0

0

0

Coventry

5

0

0

0

0

Dudley

10

0

0

0

0

Herefordshire

-

-

0

0

0

Sandwell

-

0

0

0

0

Shropshire

-

-

0

0

0

Solihull

-

0

0

0

0

Staffordshire

20

5

-

0

0

Stoke-on-Trent

5

-

0

0

0

Telford and Wrekin

-

0

0

0

0

Walsall

10

-

0

0

0

Warwickshire

30

5

0

0

0

Wolverhampton

5

-

0

0

0

Worcestershire

10

-

0

0

0

East of England

100

10

0

0

0

Bedfordshire

-

0

0

0

0

Cambridgeshire

-

-

0

0

0

Essex

25

-

0

0

0

Hertfordshire

10

0

0

0

0

Luton

10

-

0

0

0

Norfolk

15

0

0

0

0

Peterborough

10

0

0

0

0

Southend-on-Sea

10

-

0

0

0

Suffolk

10

-

0

0

0

Thurrock

-

-

0

0

0

London

160

40

-

0

0

Inner London

75

10

-

0

0

Camden

5

0

0

0

0

City of London

0

0

0

0

0

Hackney

-

0

0

0

0

Hammersmith and Fulham

-

0

0

0

0

Haringey

-

-

0

0

0

Islington

10

-

0

0

0

Kensington and Chelsea

-

-

-

0

0

Lambeth

5

-

0

0

0

Lewisham

-

0

0

0

0

Newham

15

-

0

0

0

Southwark

5

0

0

0

0

Tower Hamlets

5

0

0

0

0

Wandsworth

-

0

0

0

0

Westminster

-

0

0

0

0

Outer London

90

30

-

0

0

Barking and Dagenham

10

5

0

0

0

Barnet

0

0

0

0

0

Bexley

5

-

0

0

0

Brent

15

-

0

0

0

Bromley

-

0

0

0

0

Croydon

5

-

0

0

0

Ealing

-

0

0

0

0

Enfield

-

-

0

0

0

Greenwich

-

-

0

0

0

Harrow

-

0

0

0

0

Havering

10

-

0

0

0

Hillingdon

10

-

0

0

0

Hounslow

-

-

0

0

0

Kingston upon Thames

-

-

0

0

0

Merton

-

0

0

0

0

Redbridge

-

-

0

0

0

Richmond upon Thames

-

-

0

0

0

Sutton

-

-

-

0

0

Waltham Forest

5

0

0

0

0

South East

160

40

-

0

0

Bracknell Forest

-

0

0

0

0

Brighton and Hove

10

-

0

0

0

Buckinghamshire

0

0

0

0

0

East Sussex

10

-

0

0

0

Hampshire

40

10

-

0

0

Isle of Wight

-

-

0

0

0

Kent

35

10

-

0

0

Medway Towns

5

0

0

0

0

Milton Keynes

10

-

0

0

0

Oxfordshire

-

-

0

0

0

Portsmouth

0

0

0

0

0

Reading

5

0

0

0

0

Slough

0

0

0

0

0

Southampton

5

-

0

0

0

Surrey

5

0

0

0

0

West Berkshire

-

0

0

0

0

West Sussex

10

-

0

0

0

Windsor and Maidenhead

-

0

0

0

0

Wokingham

-

0

0

0

0

South West

100

20

-

-

0

Bath and North East Somerset

-

0

0

0

0

Bournemouth

-

0

0

0

0

Bristol, City of

15

-

0

0

0

Cornwall

10

-

-

-

0

Devon

-

-

0

0

0

Dorset

5

-

0

0

0

Gloucestershire

10

-

0

0

0

Isles of Scilly

0

0

0

0

0

North Somerset

5

-

0

0

0

Plymouth

15

-

0

0

0

Poole

-

-

0

0

0

Somerset

5

-

0

0

0

South Gloucestershire

-

0

0

0

0

Swindon

-

0

0

0

0

Torbay

10

-

0

0

0

Wiltshire

5

0

0

0

0

1 Figures exclude children looked after under an agreed series of short—term placements.

2 Based on children looked after at 31 March 2008 and the number of foster placements during the 2007-08 financial year

3 Rounding and suppression—to ensure that no individual can be identified from statistical tables, we use conventions for the rounding and suppression of very small numbers. At local authority level the England totals have been rounded to the nearest 100 if they exceed 1,000 and to the nearest 10 otherwise. Regional totals have been rounded to the nearest 10. All other numbers have been rounded to the nearest five, and the numbers from 1 to 5 inclusive have been suppressed, being replaced in the published table by a ( -).