HC Deb 01 July 1997 vol 297 c104W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many stillbirths there were in each region of the United Kingdom in 1996. [2158]

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
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
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.

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