§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information he has as to how many sets of(a) twins, (b) triplets, (c) quadruplets, (d) quintuplets and (e) sextuplets were born in England and Wales in 1988; and what was the total number of maternities in that year.
§ Mr. Freeman
In 1988, there were 689,153 maternities in England and Wales. These included:
Number Twins 7,452 Triplets 157 Quadruplets 12 Quintuplets 1 Sextuplets or over 0 Total number of maternities with multiple births 7,622