Congenital Abnormalities

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 18 May 2023.

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Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Labour

To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to ensure that the report of the National Congenital Anomaly and Rare Disease Registration Service on congenital anomaly annual statistics breaks down data in relation to anomalies by local authority area.

Photo of Lord Markham Lord Markham The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

There are no current plans to present data by local authority. It would be technically possible to do so, but the number of babies in each local authority would be too small, especially when stratified by anomaly group, and would likely lead to much of the data being supressed for reasons of information governance.

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