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Adoption Placements

Volume 449: debated on Tuesday 25 July 2006

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what average time was taken to obtain a court date from the time of application for an adoption placement order in (a) London and (b) other parts of England in the latest period for which figures are available. (87149)

The average time taken to obtain a court date from the time of application in adoption cases over the last two financial years is as follows:

(a) London

Weeks

2004-05

4.65

2005-06

6.02

(b) Nationally

Weeks

2004-05

5.56

2005-06

5.71