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Yellowlees Report: Age Estimations

Volume 416: debated on Tuesday 20 January 1981

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they agree with the opinion expressed in paragraph 3 of Appendix I of the Yellowlees Report that in estimating the age of children by


"the accuracy attainable is of the order of plus or minus six months".

The passage in question is not an opinion but a statement of the accuracy of age assessments obtained in the United States of America and Western Europe using tables of skeletal maturation.