§ Mr. Patrick Thompson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the findings of the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys national analysis of the geographical pattern of limb reduction defects will be published.
§ Mr. Sackville
The Office of Population Censuses and Surveys has completed its analysis of the geographical pattern of limb reduction defects in England and Wales. It has concluded that there is no difference in prevalence in these malformations between coastal and non-coastal areas. The full text of the analysis will be placed in the Library and is being published in this week's edition ofThe Lancet.