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Written Answers for Today

The government seem to wish to avoid answering the question about the forecasts for government spending, income and deficit. They have referred me to a source for the information.


This is another of today's answers.
"Information from the 2001 Criminality Survey notes that 27 per cent. of prisoners had spent time in care as a child. This is closely in line with the equivalent figure of 26 per cent. as found by the 1991 National Prison Survey."
They are still evading the issue of how many people are not adopted/fostered by families because they make potential adopters jump through too many hoops and they given up trying. There is, of course, a key underlying issue which requires a distinction between those children who end up in children's homes and those who do not.

The other question, of course, is what proportion of people who are in care end up in jail.

Clearly many people are adopted and end up being pillars of the community. The big question is what the consequences are of the current government policy on adopting and fostering.

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