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Volume 465: debated on Thursday 25 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many divorces occurred in families with (a) one relevant male child and (b) one relevant female child in the last year for which data are available. (160493)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Colin Mowl, dated 25 October 2007:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your request for the number of divorces occurring in families with a) one relevant male child and b) one relevant female child, in the last year for which data is available. I am replying in her absence. (160493)

In England and Wales information about the sex of any child of the family is not collected by the Court Service when recording a divorce. I am, therefore, unable to provide you with the statistics you requested.