§ 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: 769W
Age of mother Live births Stillbirths 16 4,398 31 17 10,484 50