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Maternity Services

Volume 932: debated on Monday 16 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if he is satisfied that hospitals respond adequately to the needs of mothers whose babies are stillborn or die soon after birth; and if he will make a statement;(2) if he is satisfied with the social work support available to mothers whose babies are stillborn or die soon after birth; and if he will make a statement.

This is an important part of human relations in obstetric practice on which I hope soon to receive advice from professional bodies which I can commend

1966, 1971 and 1976, respectively; (2) what was the percentage of the population of the London borough of Lewisham over the age of 65 years for the years 1966, 1971 and 1976.

The information is as follows:

PERCENTAGE OF THE POPULATION OF AGE 65 AND OVER
196619711976
Greater London Councii area121315
London borough of Lewisham131415

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what was the total population of England and Wales for the years 1966, 1971 and 1976; and what are the projected population figures for the years 1981,1986 and 1991; (2) what was the population of the London borough of Lewisham for the years 1966, 1971 and 1976; and what are the projected population figures for 1981, 1986 and 1991; (3) what was the total population of the Greater London Council area for the years 1966, 1971 and 1976; and what are the projected population figures for the years 1981, 1986 and 1991.

The figures in thousands are as follows:to doctors, midwives and nurses. I would hope that wherever they feel that their patients would benefit from the additional help offered by social workers they will contact the hospital social work department or the appropriate local authority social services department.