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Maternity Services

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 8 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health which (a) hospitals and (b) stand alone maternity units have fully-staffed crash teams. (45913)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many mothers had home births in each year between 1997 and 2005, broken down by primary care trust; and what the ratio of midwives to birth was for home births in each case. (72767)

Information on the number of home births in each year between 1997 and 2004, broken down by primary care trust, has been placed in the Library. The information requested on the ratio of midwives to birth for home births in each case is not collected centrally.