HC Deb 21 February 1977 vol 926 cc461-2W
Mr. Kinnock

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average rate of infant mortality in England and Wales in each area for which statistics are collected.

Mr. Moyle

Infant mortality rates for England and Wales are published annually by the Registrar General. I have sent my hon. Friend a copy of the latest publication "Local Authority Vital Statistic 1974", Series VSNo 1, which includes rates for England and Wales, standard regions, Greater London, London boroughs, metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties and districts, regional and area health authorities. Similar figures for 1975 will be published in a few months' time. For certain provisional figures for England in 1975 I would refer my hon. Friend to my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Eccles (Mr. Carter-Jones) on 10th November 1976.—[Vol. 919, c. 203–4.]