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Adoption Written Answer, 25/06/13 [S]

Written Answer given in response to John Mason's (SNP) question asking the Scottish Government how many children have been adopted in each year since 1999.

The Minister for Children and Young People, Aileen Campbell, replied that the information requested is published by the National Records of Scotland, and can be found in Table P1b of the 2012 Births, Deaths and Other Vital Events Preliminary Annual Figures statistical release. The numbers are as follows:

1999     486
2000     391
2001     469
2002     385
2003     467
2004     393
2005     439
2006     418
2007     441
2008     422
2009     455
2010     466
2011     496
2012     494

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 25 June 2013 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 25 June 2013