HC Deb 18 July 1986 vol 101 c666W
Mr. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the rate of infant mortality in the Staffordshire, Moorlands district in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what is the comparable rate for England.

Mr. Whitney

The infant mortality rate, that is the number of deaths under one year of age per 1,000 livebirths, for Staffordshire Moorlands county district for 1985 is 8–9, and the corresponding rate for England is 9.2 per 1,000 live births.