HC Deb 20 July 1979 vol 970 c885W
Dr. Roger Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what percentage of babies of birthweight between 1 and 1.5 kilogrammes was born under 28 weeks of pregnancy; how many survived; and what were the similar figures for babies born under 24 weeks of pregnancy.

Dr. Vaughan

This information is not collected centrally. As I indicated in my speech in the debate on the Abortion (Amendment) Bill on 13 July, survival of infants of whatever weight below 28 weeks gestation is unusual. I am aware of only two infants who have survived from before 26 weeks, and none from before 24 weeks in this country.