HC Deb 15 February 1978 vol 944 cc262-3W
Mr. Grocott

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the number of children adopted in each of the last five years, showing the ages at which adoption took place.

Mr. Moyle

The following are the figures:

security fraud increased by 34 per cent. overall compared with 1976, whether that 34 per cent. is compared with the first nine months of 1976, or with what it was compared.

Mr. Orme

From 23rd February 1977, the Department's fraud statistics have been kept for the statistical year which is generally used in managing the Department's work. The figure of 34 per cent. given previously was calculated on the basis of actual prosecutions in the 1976 calendar year and an estimate for the 1977 calendar year.

Back to
Forward to