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Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 24 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children under the age of 16 years were (a) put up for compulsory adoption, (b) put in the care of foster parents and (c) taken into local authority care in each local authority area in each of the last three years. (319792)

[holding answer 3 March 2010]: Information has been placed in the House Libraries.

The figure for the number of children placed for adoption with a placement order will include some children whose parents have given consent for them to be placed for adoption.