asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the number of infants born with congenital malformation resulting from rubella infection during pregnancy for each year from 1967 to 1977 inclusive.
, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 21st April 1978; Vol. 948, c. 390] gave the following information:Information is not available in the form requested. Under the national congenital rubella surveillance programme, introduced in 1971, the number of cases reported in each year by consultant paediatricians and community physicians has been as follows (the figures for 1972 include a backlog of cases):
|1970 (or earlier)||156|
* 12 months ending 30th June in each year.