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Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 8 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many adoptions took place in each year since 1997. (174304)

Statistical information on the total number of adoptions in England and Wales by age of child for the years 1995 to 2005 is included in Table 6.2b in the Statistics Series “Marriage, divorce and adoptions”, Volume FM2, published by the Office for National Statistics. A copy of this publication is available on the National Statistics website at: 32.pdf.

The number of children entered into the Adopted Children Register following court orders made in 2006, and other relevant statistics was published on 8 November 2007 by ONS at: