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Handicapped Children

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd February 1981.

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Photo of Dr Gerard Vaughan Dr Gerard Vaughan , Reading South 12:00 am, 3rd February 1981

No, Sir. We always hope to see still further improvements. The House will be pleased to know that there has been a major reduction in the perinatal mortality rate in the past five years from 20·3 per 1,000 in 1974 to 14·7 in 1979.