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Hospital Births

Volume 456: debated on Friday 2 February 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many births there were in 2005-06 at (a) the West Cumberland hospital, Whitehaven and (b) the Cumberland infirmary, Carlisle. (114638)

[pursuant to the reply, 15 January 2007, Official Report, c. 844W]: There was an error in the table given in the letter from the National Statistician and Registrar General which accompanied my written answer. A corrected version of the table is contained in the accompanying letter. The National Statistician and I very much regret this inadvertent error.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 2 February 2007:

It has been brought to my attention that the figures in the table that appeared with the answer to your question (114638) on births in 2005 at West Cumberland hospital, Whitehaven and the Cumberland infirmary, Carlisle, were accidentally transposed.

In the table, the number of live births in West Cumberland hospital, Whitehaven in 2005 should have been 1,261 and stillbirths 8. The number of live births in The Cumberland infirmary, Carlisle, in 2005 should have been 1,624 and stillbirths 11. The correct version of the table is attached below. I apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Live births and stillbirths occurring in West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven and the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle in 2005

Year 2005

Live births

Stillbirths

West Cumberland hospital, Whitehaven

1,261

8

The Cumberland infirmary, Carlisle

1,624

11