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Volume 468: debated on Thursday 29 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the percentage of births which did not require (a) medical and (b) significant midwifery intervention in each year since 1977; and if he will make a statement. (165442)

The information requested is not available for all births in the years requested. “NHS Maternity Statistics” were first collected in 1989-90 and include the requested information for births in national health service hospitals only. The latest available data is for 2005-06. This information is available in the Library.