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Childbirth: Midwives

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of babies born in England were delivered by midwives in each year since 1995. (126171)

The data is set out in the table.

Percentage delivered by midwives

1995-96

71.1

1996-97

70.8

1997-98

69.4

1998-99

68.1

1999-2000

66.9

2000-01

66.2

2001-02

65.4

2002-03

66.1

2003-04

66.1

2004-05

63.7