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Births

Volume 979: debated on Monday 25 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the number of live births in each of the last 10 years.

The information for England and Wales is as follows:

YearNumber of live births
1970784,486
1971783,155
1972725,440
1973675,953
1974639,885
1975603,445
1976584,270
1977569,259
1978596,418
1979*637,000
*Provisional.