HC Deb 22 June 1971 vol 819 c227W
30. Mr. Montgomery

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the total number of babies lost during the last two years due to strangulation by the umbilical cord, how many of these occurred in hospital, and in how many cases did the birth take place at home.

Mr. Alison

Complete figures are not yet available for 1970. In 1969 it is estimated that in England and Wales approximately 490 babies were lost due to this cause, and that some 450 of these deaths occurred in hospital and 35 at home.