§ Miss Vickers
asked the Minister of Health how many illegitimate births were recorded to teenage mothers in 1958, 1959, and 1960; and how many gave birth within six months of marriage.
§ Miss Pitt
For 1958 and 1959 the numbers of illegitimate maternities among mothers under 20 were 7,409 and 8,121, respectively. The numbers of162W maternities within six months of marriage among these mothers were 13,616 and 14,407. The information is not yet available for 1960.