§ 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. Orme
From 23rd February 1977, the Department's fraud statistics have 263W 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.