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Adoption

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children aged (a) nought to two, (b) two to 10 and (c) over 10 years old were adopted in each of the last five years. (186750)

Statistical information on the total number of adoptions in England and Wales by age of child for the years 1996 to 2006 is included in Table 2a of the document “Adoptions 2006”, published by the Office for National Statistics. A copy of this publication is available in the House Library and on the National Statistics website at:

http://www. statistics. gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=15049.

Data on the number of children adopted cannot be produced for the age groups requested by the hon. Member.