HC Deb 21 June 1993 vol 227 c27W
Ms Primarolo

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the number of live births per year in each of the last five years; and what percentage of live births required special care in a neo-natal unit in each of those years.

Mr. Sackville

Live births in England 1988–92.

Year Live births
1988 654,363
1989 649,357
1990 666,920
1991 660,806
1992 651,784

Approximately 6 to 10 per cent. of new-born babies require care exceeding normal routine care at some stage.

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