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Childbirth

Duchy of Lancaster written question – answered on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Conservative, Southend West

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many births there were in each year since 1978.

Photo of Ann Keen Ann Keen Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Health Services), Department of Health

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The Department does not collect birth statistics. Latest Office for National Statistics figures relating to births in England and Wales are as follows.

Number of live births in England and Wales
1978 596,418
1979 638,028
1980 656,234
1981 634,492
1982 625,931
1983 629,134
1984 636,818
1985 656,417
1986 661,018
1987 681,511
1988 693,577
1989 687,725
1990 706,140
1991 699,217
1992 689,656
1993 673,467
1994 664,726
1995 648,138
1996 649,485
1997 643,095
1998 635,901
1999 621,872
2000 604,441
2001 594,634
2002 596,122
2003 621,469
2004 639,721
2005 645,835
2006 669,601

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