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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 Mr Lewis Carter-Jones Mr Lewis Carter-Jones , Eccles 12:00 am, 3rd February 1981

While acknowledging that there has been an overall improvement in the perinatal mortality rates, may I ask whether the Minister is aware that there are still substantial regional variations? With regard to the care of neonates, will the Minister take the advice offered by the Select Committee chaired by my hon. Friend the Member for Wolverhampton, North-East (Mrs. Short) and consider multi-disciplinary analysis of the needs of the handicapped neonates?