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Newborn Babies (Life Expectancy)

Volume 986: debated on Monday 16 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the current expectation of life at birth for males and females in Wales ; and how this compares with 10 years ago.

The latest estimates available relate to 1977, when the expectation of life at birth for males and females in Wales was 69 years and 74·9 years respectively.Estimates were not produced separately for Wales before 1971. The expectation of life at birth for males and females in Wales in that year was 68·1 years and 74·5 years respectively.