§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what are the latest estimates for the number of children who have run away from(a) private households and (b) local authority care in Wales.
§ Mr. Nicholas Bennett
The number of children who have run away from private households is not held centrally.
There were eight children in local authority care who had absconded for more than one week from local authority residential accommodation in Wales on 31 March 1990.