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In Vitro Fertilisation

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN HL3088, tabled on 24 November 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 17 November (HL2643) and by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 21 November (HL2908), how it was possible to describe the annual incidence of linked infant deaths in answer to the previous question if such statistics were unavailable due to information on multiplicity not having been recorded at death registration; and what was the overall incidence of stillbirths for the past decade following foetal reduction in either the first trimester or early in the second trimester that affected (1) the remaining twin from the same twin pregnancy, (2) one of the remaining triplets from the same pregnancy, and (3) both of the remaining triplets from the same pregnancy.

Answered on

1 December 2014

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

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Cabinet Office