HC Deb 09 January 1985 vol 70 cc506-7W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what specific investigations he intends to conduct into the cause of stillbirths in women from ethnic minority communities.

Mr. John Patten

We have identified as a priority the funding of research into the causes of perinatal deaths, including stillbirths. At local level we would expect Maternity Services Liaison Committees to see that clinical reviews are carried out on perinatal deaths, so that any special factors that appear to be associated with the stillbirth rate of particular groups of mothers, including those from ethnic minority communities, can be identified.

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