HC Deb 02 February 1961 vol 633 cc161-2W
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 of maternities within six months of marriage among these mothers were 13,616 and 14,407. The information is not yet available for 1960.

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