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.