HC Deb 16 July 1997 vol 298 cc169-70W
Ms Walley

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the number of infant mortalities for each of the last five years(a) in Stoke-on-Trent North, (b) by region and (c) nationally. [8878]

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 Ms Joan Walley, dated 16 July 1997: The Chancellor of the Exchequer has asked me to reply, as Director of the Office for National Statistics, to your recent parliamentary question on infant mortalities. The following table shows infant mortality in Stoke on Trent North, numbers and rates per 1,000 live births, 1992–1996.

Numbers Rates
1992 10 9.6
1993 6 5.6
1994 8 7.5
1995 6 6.1
1996 4 4.0

National and regional data for 1992 to 1996 are available in ONS Monitor Series DH3 and ONS Annual Reference Volumes Series VS. These publications are available in the House of Commons Library.