Maternity Services

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th April 1976.

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Photo of Dr David Owen Dr David Owen , Plymouth, Devonport 12:00 am, 27th April 1976

The estimated revenue cost per birth of hospital maternity services rose by over 19 per cent. at constant prices between 1970–71 and 1973–74. These increases are in part the result of the sharp fall in the number of births, while staff numbers increased and facilities were under-used.