§ Commander Pursey
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will state the number of children who, in the last year, have absconded from the National Health Service children's convalescent home at Hornsea, East Yorkshire, giving as their reasons the conditions and punishments, and the numbers, respectively, who have been taken back by the police or who have succeeded in returning to their homes.
§ Mr. Crossman
None. Three children said to have been homesick left the convalescent home without permission and of these one reached home and two were returned by the police who had been contacted by members of the public.