HC Deb 25 July 1990 vol 177 c265W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many adoptions of Romanian children have been authorised in the past 12 months; how many families are known to have expressed an interest in the adoption of Romanian children; and what progress is being made with measures to enable British families more easily to adopt Romanian orphans.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

The available information relates to entry clearance applications made at the British embassy in Bucharest for Romanian children to come for adoption in the United Kingdom. Thirteen such applications have been approved since March 1990 when the first such

Self-injuries Attempted suicides Deaths at the prisoner's own hand
1 April 1987—30 March 19881 12 5
1 April 1988—30 March 19891 34 16
1 April 1989—30 March 19901 182 25 22
1 April 1990—18 July 1990 15 16 22
1 Hindley changed its role in summer 1988 from being a youth custody centre for sentenced young offenders serving terms of 4 months or over to a centre for unconvicted males under 21.
2 Inquests have not yet been held on an inmate who died in February 1990 and on two inmates who died in June 1990. A verdict of suicide was returned on an inmate who died in October 1989.

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