HC Deb 29 March 1994 vol 240 cc677-8W
Mrs. Golding

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many new-born babies were abandoned by their mothers in the last year that the figures are available.

Mr. Bowis

Information about new-born babies abandoned by their mothers is available in the register of children found abandoned in England and Wales, maintained by the Registrar General for birth registration purposes. There were five entries on this register in 1992 and two in 1993.