HL Deb 14 May 1998 vol 589 cc132-3WA
Lord Alton of Liverpool

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many:

  1. (a) babies were adopted in the last 12 months for which figures are available;
  2. (b) parents are currently known to be trying to adopt a baby in the United Kingdom. [HL1791]

Baroness Jay of Paddington

Three hundred and seventy-five babies under one year of age were adopted in the United Kingdom during the 12 months period 1 January-31 December 1995.

Information on the number of people who wish to adopt babies in the United Kingdom is not held centrally.