§ Lord Balniel
asked the Minister of Health what is the national average acceptance rate for polio vaccination for children; and which areas have acceptance rates substantially below the national average.
§ Mr. Powell
Seventy-seven per cent. in England and Wales at 31st March. The local authority areas with acceptance 39W rates estimated to be lower than 70 per cent. were:
Under 50 per cent Bootle. 50 per cent.-59 per cent Birkenhead. Darlington. Bury. Liverpool. 60 per cent.-69 per cent Durham. Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Isles of Scilly Lancashire. Rochdale. Barnsley. Salford. Blackburn. Sunderland. Bradford. Wakefield. Dudley. Walsall. Halifax. Warrington. Ipswich. West Bromwich. Manchester. West Hartlepool. Merthyr Tydfil. Wigan. Middlesbrough. Wolverhampton.