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Adoption: Brigg

Education written question – answered on 25th February 2013.

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Photo of Andrew Percy Andrew Percy Conservative, Brigg and Goole

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many couples in Brigg and Goole constituency adopted a child in each of the last three years.

Photo of Edward Timpson Edward Timpson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

holding answer 11 February 2013

Information on the exact number of couples who adopted a child is not available. The Department collects information on the numbers of looked after children who have been adopted by single people, civil partners, married and unmarried (same sex and different sex) couples. Some couples will adopt two or more children. The number of couples who adopt will therefore be lower than the number of children adopted.

Information on numbers of adoptions is not available at constituency level. The information has therefore been provided showing the numbers of looked after children adopted by single people and couples in the local authorities of East Riding of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. This is shown in the following table:

Children looked after who were adopted during the years ending 31 March by legal status of adopters(1), years ending 31 March 2010 to 2012. Coverage: East Riding of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
Number
  2010 2011 2012
East Riding of Yorkshire      
All looked after children who were adopted during the year ending 31 March 20 10 20
Legal status of adopters:      
Single adopter (2) 0 0
Same sex couple not in civil partnership 0 0 (2)
Different sex unmarried couple 0 0 (2)
Civil partnership couple 0 (2) (2)
Married couple 20 5 20
       
Lincolnshire      
All looked after children who were adopted during the year ending 31 March 40 40 45
Legal status of adopters:      
Single adopter (2) (2) (2)
Same sex couple not in civil partnership 0 (2) (2)
Different sex unmarried couple 5 5 5
Civil partnership couple 0 0 0
Married couple 30 30 30
(1) Numbers have been rounded to the nearest five. (2) Figures not shown in order to protect confidentiality. Source: SSDA 903

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