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Written Answers

Monday 19 November 2007

Adoption

Lord Alton of Liverpool asked Her Majesty's Government:

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Children, Schools and Families (Lord Adonis): The Department for Children, Schools and Families holds information only on adoptions of looked-after children adopted in England. For the year ending 31 March 2007 (latest figures available) the number of looked-after children adopted and the percentage of looked-after children adopted under one year, is set out in Table A below:

Table A
2006-07
Number of looked- after children adopted—all agesPercentage of looked- after children adopted aged under one year

England 1

3,300

5

Information on the number of adoption orders made in Britain for all children, including looked-after children, in Britain for the calendar year 2006 (latest figures available), and the percentage of children adopted aged under one year, is set out in Table B below:

Table B
2006
Number of children adopted—all agesPercentage of children adopted aged under one year

England and Wales2

4764*

4*

Northern Ireland3

141*

2*

Scotland4

418*

4

States of Jersey5

16

Not available

Bailiwick of Guernsey, (Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm)6

0

0

Isle of Man7

11

0

* provisional

Information on the number of adoption orders made in other European Union and North American countries is not collected centrally.



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Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund

Lord Greaves asked Her Majesty's Government:

The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Rooker): Details of organisations and projects in the county of Lancashire that have received funding from the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund are set out below.



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Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund Projects in Lancashire
OrganisationProject TitleGrant

Capernwray Hall

Capernwray Hall Wood Fuel Scheme

£8,668

Carnforth High School

Carnforth Community Courtyard

£15,000

Carnforth High School

Carnforth High School Eco Area

£8,675

Carnforth Town Council

Kellet Road Playground

£10,000

Caton Victoria Institute

Caton Victoria Institute

£5,204

Clitheroe Town Council

Chester Avenue Play Area Improvement Scheme

£15,000

Edenfield and District Horticultural Society

Edenfield Memorial Garden

£5,000

Edenfield Primary School

Edenfield CE Primary School Wildlife Area and Pond

£2,500

Edenfield Primary School

Edenfield School Garden

£5,000

Gisburn Playing Fields Association

Gisburn Community Park

£15,000

Groundwork Lancashire West

Carnforth Recreation Area

£25,000

Groundwork Rossendale

Bacup and Stacksteads Greening

£70,003

Groundwork Rossendale

Bacup Surestart Community Garden

£15,000

Groundwork Rossendale

Britannia Environmental Improvements

£10,000

Groundwork Rossendale

Grane Road Access Project

£12,000

Groundwork Rossendale

Hallfold Lodge—Rossendale

£44,249

Groundwork Rossendale

Panopticons—The Halo, Rossendale

£89,000

Groundwork Rossendale

Rossendale Cycleway

£178,346

Groundwork Rossendale

Rossendale Quarries and Tramways

£20,983

Groundwork Rossendale

Rossendale Rivers

£148,400

Groundwork Rossendale

Rossendale: Valley of Stone

£83,210

Groundwork Rossendale

Thornbank Nursery Land Reclamation

£9,406

Groundwork Rossendale

Thornbank Woodland Improvement

£7,428

Groundwork Wigan and Chorley

Wildlife Lake Railway Park

£2,100

Heritage Trust for the North West

Higherford Mill

£10,000

Holme Primary School

Holme Primary Playground Development

£26,250

Hyndburn Green Spaces Forum

Gatty Park Improvement Project

£20,000

Lancashire Countryside Service

Rossendale's Former Quarries: Disabled Access Programme

£38,070

Lancashire Wildlife Trust

Brockholes Quarry Stage 1

£12,000

Lancashire Wildlife Trust

East Lancashire Local Nature Reserves

£25,543

Lancashire Wildlife Trust

Mere Sands Wood—Access for All

£84,111

Lancashire Wildlife Trust

Ribble Valley Nature Reserves (Clitheroe Lancashire)

£55,976

Lancashire Wildlife Trust

Volunteering at Ribble Valley Nature Reserves

£8,796

LITTORAL Projects Environment

Re-Turn Community Environmental Reserve

£12,000

LITTORAL Projects Environment

Re-Turn Community Environmental Reserve Phase 2

£15,000

Lords House Farm

Star Delph Nature Reserve - Blackburn

£45,189

Nether Kellet Community Primary School

Nether Kellet School Garden and Play Area

£10,000

Nether Kellet Parish Council

Nether Kellet "Willow Beds" Landscaping

£2,300

Nether Kellet Parish Council

Nether Kellet Parish Lengthsman Scheme

£1,600

Nether Kellet Parish Council

Nether Kellet Playground Improvements

£7,579

Nether Kellet Parish Council

Nether Kellet Village Projects

£17,000

Nether Kellet Village Hall Committee

Nether Kellet Village Hall Kitchen Improvements

£8,000

Over Kellet Parish Council

Over Kellet Parish Lengthsman Scheme

£1,600

Ribble Valley Borough Council

Clitheroe Castle Rose Garden

£10,000

Ribble Valley Rail

Ribble Valley Rail Community Notice Boards

£1,800

Rossendale Borough Council

Whitworth Festival Playpark

£15,000

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Chorley

St Joseph's Outdoor Learning Area

£6,520

The Prospects Foundation

Trees for Hyndburn

£52,624

University of Liverpool

Aggregate extraction in the Ribble Valley

£229,270

Waddington Methodist Church

Disabled Access and Hall Improvements to Waddington Methodist Church Hall (Feasibility Study)

£5,254

Waddington Methodist Church

Waddington Hall Methodist Church Disabled Access and Hall Improvements

£20,000

Waddington Sports, Social and Playing Fields Group

Waddington Children’s Playing Fields

£33,000

West Bradford Parish Council

Refurbishment of Children’s Play Area

£5,000

West Lancashire District Council

Hunters Hill Recreation Area in West Lancashire

£99,000

West Lancashire District Council

Platts Lane Lake

£26,149

Whitworth Play Group

Whitworth Play Group: Growing, Building and Learning Project

£1,500

Whitworth Town Council

Waingap Field Community Woodland

£20,000

Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester

Darwen Valley Parkway Community Project

£33,206


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