asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the 20 local authority districts with the highest proportion of births to (a) mothers of non-United Kingdom ethnic origin and (b) mothers of Commonwealth origin, excluding the United Kingdom, setting out the percentages and numbers for each of the last two years for which figures are available.
The only information collected at the registration of births relates to parental birthplace, not to ethnic origin. The following are the 20 local authority districts which in 1980 had the highest percentage of live-births (a) accounted for by mothers born outside the United Kingdom; and (b) accounted for by mothers born in the New Commonwealth and Pakistan.
|(a) Number and percentage of all live-births accounted for by mothers born outside the United Kingdom.|
|per cent.||No.||per cent.||No.|
|City of Westminster*||57||1,274||55||1,196|
|Kensington and Chelsea||60||1,102||55||969|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||45||925||43||896|
* Includes City of London.
(b) Number and percentage of all live-births accounted for by mothers born in the New Commonwealth and Pakistan.
Estimated number of officers employed
Estimated salary cost
Savings per head
* Savings figures for 1981–82 are not yet available but are expected to be well in excess of those for 1980–81.