§ Mrs. Liddell
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Chief Executive of the Office for National Statistics. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter from Tim Holt to Mr Keith Vaz, dated 1 July 1997:The Chancellor of the Exchequer has asked me to reply, as Director of the Office for National Statistics, to your question on the number of stillbirths in each region of the United Kingdom.The information for health regions of England and Wales is available in ONS Monitor Series DH3 97/1: Infant and perinatal mortality 1996: Health authorities and regional offices. This publication is available in the House of Commons Library. Similar information for the health regions of Scotland and Northern Ireland is shown on the following table:
Numbers of stillbirths in Health Regions of Scotland, Northern Ireland 1996 Number Health Board Areas—Scotland Argyll and Clyde 33 Ayrshire and Arran 28 Borders 7 Dumfries and Galloway 13 Fife 26 Forth Valley 18 Grampian 42 Greater Glasgow 69 Highland 15 Lanarkshire 43 Lothian 51 Orkney — Shetland 1 Tayside 33 Western Isles 2 Health and Social Services Boards—Northern Ireland (Provisional) Eastern 59 Northern 32 Southern 30 Western 34
General Register Office Scotland.
General Register Office Northern Ireland.