HC Deb 08 June 1989 vol 154 c210W
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:

Twins 7,452
Triplets 157
Quadruplets 12
Quintuplets 1
Sextuplets or over 0
Total number of maternities with multiple births 7,622

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