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Rubella

Volume 35: debated on Tuesday 18 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many pregnancies of multigravida women were terminated in 1978, 1979, 1980 and 1981 because of (a) maternal rubella disease, (b) maternal rubella contact and (c) maternal rubella immunisation; and if he will make a statement.

The available information is as follows:

Legal abortions due to maternal rubella: multigravida*women England and Wales Residents—1978 to 1980
197819791980
rubella disease43126686
rubella contact1149631
rubella immunization317238
* defined as those having had at least one previous live or still birth.
Figures for 1981 are not yet available and will be published in an OPCS monitor (Series AB) in due course.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many pregnancies were terminated in 1978, 1979, 1980 and 1981 because of (a) maternal rubella disease, (b) maternal rubella contact and (c) maternal rubella immunisation; and if he will make a statement.

The figures for 1978 to 1980 were supplied in answer to a similar question on 23 March 1982.—[Vol. 20, c. 309.] Provisional data for 1981 are as follows:

Nurses Lodging Charges
GradeWeekly Charge 1 April 1981 to 30 September 1982Weekly Charge 1 October 1982 to 31 March 1984Increase in Weekly Charge
££Per cent.
Students Pupils and other Nurses under 226·698·6529
Enrolled Nurse9·6814·5250
Staff Nurse10·2614·7143
Ward Sister (Nursing Sister II)13·3321·1559
Nursing Officer II15·1321·7744

Legal abortions due to maternal rubella, 1981

England and Wales Residents

rubella disease88
rubella contact46
rubella immunisation62
Total196