HC Deb 23 March 1989 vol 149 cc768-9W
Ms. Armstrong

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many babies were born to mothers aged 16 and 17 years for the last year for which figures are available.

Mr. Freeman

The latest year for which information is available is 1987. The number of births in England and Wales were:

Age of mother Live births Stillbirths
16 4,398 31
17 10,484 50