(2) how many children in care from families in Wales have been fostered through English local authorities in each year since 1999.
There were 59,500 looked-after children in England at 31 March 2008, of which 42,300 were in foster placements. In total, 540 of the children looked after by English local authorities at 31 March 2008 were in placements outside England and 370 of these were in foster placements, this includes those in placements in Wales and Scotland. These figures exclude those children looked after under an agreed series of short-term placements.
It is not possible to provide figures for earlier years or to give figures for Wales and Scotland separately due to data availability.