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Births: Statistics

House of Lords written question – answered on 24th January 2011.

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Photo of Lord Kilclooney Lord Kilclooney Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many births there were in England in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

Photo of Lord Taylor of Holbeach Lord Taylor of Holbeach Conservative

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Stephen Penneck, Director General for Office for National Statistics, to Lord Kilclooney, dated January 2011

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many births there were in England in each of the last three years for which figures are available. (HL6074)

The table below shows the numbers of live births to mothers usually resident in England in each year from 2007 to 2009.

Year Live births to mothers usually resident in England
2007 655,357
2008 672,809
2009 671,058

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