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Illegitimate Births

Volume 205: debated on Tuesday 3 March 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the number of illegitimate births to teenage girls in England in each year since 1980 in each registry area, giving the age in years of the teenage mothers.

Information for registry areas could be supplied only at disproportionate cost. Information for the mother's usual local authority of residence has been placed in the Library. Annual tables are available for 1980 and for 1982 to 1990 (inclusive). Industrial action by registrars means that such a detailed analysis is impractical for 1981.