§ Ruth Kelly
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Registrar General. I have asked him to reply.
Letter from John Kidgell to Mr. Keith Vaz, dated 10 June 2002:The National Statistician and Registrar General for England and Wales has been asked to reply to your recent question, concerning the number of Adoption Orders made in each year since 1991. I am replying in his absence. (60572)I refer you to Mr. Cook's letter of 22 May which answered PQ 57193 (Hansard vol. 386 no. 152), concerning the number of Adoptions since 1990. The granting of an Adoption order effectively means the same as an Adoption being registered in the Adopted Children Register, since the order is the legal basis for the registration.