You asked:

I would like to request access to the following information if possible;

  • The number of children born with incurable disabilities for each year since 2012.

  • The number of babies born in the last year with 'aniridia' a rare genetic eye condition.

We said:

Thank you for your recent request.

Our birth statistics are compiled using information collected when a birth is registered in England and Wales. We do not hold any information on whether babies were born with incurable disabilities. Consequently we are unable to provide the figures requested.

Other special extracts and tabulations of births data for England and Wales are available (subject to legal frameworks, disclosure control, resources and agreement of costs, where appropriate). If you require further information, you can contact the team directly at: