HC Deb 12 March 2002 vol 381 cc985-6W
David Maclean

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of children aged(a) one to two, (b) two to three and (c) three to four years have been given MMR inoculations in Cumbria since May 1997. [5825]

Yvette Cooper

I apologise to the right hon. Member for the delay in responding to this question. I refer him to the reply that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State gave my hon. Friend the Member for Blackpool, North and Fleetwood (Mrs. Humble) on 5 March 2002,Official Report, column 192W.

The information requested is shown in the table.

Percentage of children immunised against MMR
By their 5th birthday1
At 31 March By their 2nd birthday First dose First and dose second dose
North Cumbria
1998 96
1999 93
2000 95 98 91
Morecambe Bay
1998 91
1999 88
2000 90 95 83
1 Information about uptake of MMR immunisation at age five was collected for the first time in 1999–2000.


Department of Health, Statistics Division SD2B

Mr. McLoughlin

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will reply to the letter of 5 October from the hon. Member for West Derbyshire on the current position regarding single dose and MMR triple vaccinations. [21473]

Yvette Cooper

I refer the hon. Member to the reply sent to him on 10 December 2001.