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Childbirths

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many live births occurred in (a) the Vale of York, (b) North Yorkshire and (c) England in (i) 2005, (ii) 2006, (iii) 2007 and (iv) 2008. (291792)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Jil Matheson, dated September 2009:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many live births occurred in (a) the Vale of York, (b) North Yorkshire and (c) England in (i) 2005, (ii) 2006, (iii) 2007 and (iv) 2008. (291792)

The table attached provides the number of live births in (a) Vale of York parliamentary constituency, (b) North Yorkshire county, and (c) England for the years 2005 to 2008.

Table 1: Live births, Vale of York parliamentary constituency, North Yorkshire county and England,1 2005 to 20082

Area

2005

2006

2007

2008

Vale of York

1,043

997

1,033

1,048

North Yorkshire

5,700

5,745

5,779

6,197

England

613,028

635,748

655,357

672,809

1 Based on boundaries as of 2009.

2 Figures are based on births registered in calendar year.

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many live births occurred in (a) Friarage Hospital, Northallerton, (b) Malton Hospital, Malton, (c) James Cook Hospital, Middlesbrough and (d) Scarborough Hospital, Scarborough in (i) 2005, (ii) 2006, (iii) 2007 and (iv) 2008. (291793)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Jil Matheson, dated September 2009:

As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question on the number of live births occurring in (a) Friarage Hospital, Northallerton, (b) Malton Hospital, Malton, (c) James Cook Hospital, Middlesbrough and (d) Scarborough Hospital, Scarborough in (i) 2005, (ii) 2006, (iii) 2007 and (iv) 2008. (291793)

Figures for live births by hospital have been compiled from birth registration data. The table below shows the number of live births in 2005 to 2008 in the four hospitals requested, according to registration data. Information on place of birth is provided by the informant at registration rather than by the hospitals themselves.

Live births occurring in selected hospitals, 2005-08

Communal establishment

2005

2006

2007

2008

Friarage Hospital, Northallerton

1,185

1,285

1,244

1,317

Malton Hospital, Malton

57

48

23

12

James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough

3,659

3,714

3,994

4,048

Scarborough Hospital, Scarborough

1,487

1,508

1,572

1,675