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Childbirth

Volume 502: debated on Tuesday 8 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many UK citizens have (a) given birth whilst abroad and (b) registered a birth at a British embassy in each of the last five years. (305279)

Figures collated by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Consular Directorate relate only to births registered at our Missions overseas.

The number of births registered by consular staff overseas for the last five years are:

Number

April 2004 to March 2005

8,620

April 2005 to March 2006

8,764

April 2006 to March 2007

8,778

April 2007 to March 2008

8,813

April 2008 to March 2009

8,189