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Infant Mortality

Volume 958: debated on Tuesday 21 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list, for Scotland and the Highland health board area in 1977, the stillbirth rate, perinatal mortality rate, neonatal mortality rate, post-neonatal mortality rate and infant mortality rate for the whole population and for socioeconomic classes I, II, III, IV, V and unsupported mothers, the stillbirth rate, the perinatal mortality rate, neonatal mortality rate, post-neonatal mortality rate and infant mortality rate for babies born weighing less than 2,500 gms., the proportion of babies weighing less than 2,500 gms. for the whole population and for socio-economic groups I, II, III, IV, V and unsupported mothers, respectively.

I am arranging for the information to be collected and shall write to the hon. Member.