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Children: Disappearances

Volume 697: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many persons have been charged with offences under Section 49 of the Children Act 1989 in each of the past five years; whether recovery orders under Section 50 are regularly sought when looked-after children disappear from local authority care; and whether the port authorities are informed of all recovery orders. [HL427]

In order to respond to the noble Lord's Questions, my department will need to collate information from several different sources. I shall write to him with the information that he requests and place a copy of that reply in the Library.