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Childbirth And Rubella

Volume 960: debated on Friday 15 December 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what was the incidence of congenital malformation among babies born in 1977 ; and what was the incidence of cerebral palsy ;

  • (2) how many inoculations against rubella were given to schoolgirls and adult women of child-bearing age during 1977 ; and what was the incidence of congenital rubella in 1977 and 1978 to the latest date for which figures are available ;
  • (3) what was the prevalence of caesarian section and of induced births in England and Wales in 1977.
  • I refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Members for Huddersfield, West (Mr. Lomas), Ealing, Acton (Sir G. Young), Walsall, South (Mr. George), Chorley (Mr. Rodgers), Welwyn and Hatfield (Mrs. Hayman), St. Marylebone (Mr. Baker), Eccles (Mr. Carter), Stoke-on-Trent, South (Mr. Ashley), Newcastle-upon-Tyne, East (Mr. Thomas), Woolwich, West (Mr. Bottomley), and Southampton, Test (Mr. Gould) on 17th November 1978.—[Vol. 958, c. 400–8.]