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Childbirth: Stockport

Volume 464: debated on Friday 19 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many babies were born in NHS maternity units in Stockport primary care trust hospitals in each year since 1997. (158001)

I have been asked to reply.

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Mike Hughes, dated 19 October 2007:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your question about how many babies were born in NHS maternity units in Stockport Primary Care Trust hospitals in each year since 1997. I am replying in her absence. (158001)

Figures on live births in hospitals are available from birth registration information. The latest available figures by place of birth are for 2005.

Live births in Stepping Hill hospital, Stockport, 1997 to 2005

Live births

1997

3,529

1998

3,445

1999

3,407

2000

3,232

2001

2,957

2002

2,951

2003

2,986

2004

3,239

2005

3,095

The table shows the figures requested for the calendar years 1997 to 2005, for Stepping Hill Hospital, the only NHS maternity unit in Stockport Primary Care Trust.