§ 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, which462W 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.]