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Spina Bifida And Mongolism

Volume 930: debated on Wednesday 27 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the estimated annual cost of screening all expectant mothers for the purpose of determining the possibility of the birth of babies with spina bifida or mongolism.

The best estimates which can be made are about £75,000 for spina bifida screening and about £6 million for mongolism screening for all expectant mothers in Scotland.