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Birth Statistics

Volume 26: debated on Tuesday 29 June 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many home deliveries there have been in each of the last three years; what proportion of total births these represented in each case; what was the mortality rate; and how this compares with the overall rate for each year.

The information is as follows:

Numbers of home births as a percentage of total births 1978–80 England and Wales
197819791980
Home births9,6088,9048,162
Percentage of total births1·601·381·23