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Ante-Natal Care

Volume 976: debated on Tuesday 20 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what information his Department is using as the basis of its planning for improvements in antenatal care and for lowering the perinatal mortality rate.

Though the Department attaches great importance to improvements in ante-natal care and to a reduction in perinatal mortality, planning for these is essentially a local responsibility depending on local information.