§ Mr. Charles Irving
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many children aged 16 years or under were 160W sterilised in each of the years 1975 to 1979 inclusive.
§ Sir George Young
This information is not available centrally. A sample of hospital in-patient episodes is collected centrally for the age group 0–14 but the sampling error with the extremely small number involved is considered to be too large to give reliable estimates.