Abortions (Hansard, 16 November 1987)
HC Deb 16 November 1987 vol 122 c434W
Mrs. Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give(a) the total number of abortions performed in 1986 between the 18th and 28th weeks of pregnancy and (b) the total number of abortions performed in 1986 between the 18th and 28th weeks of pregnancy which were preceded by amniocentesis.

Mr. Newton

The total number of notifications of abortions carried out under the Abortion Act 1967 in England and Wales in 1986 at gestation 18 completed weeks and over is 8,276.

Information on amniocentesis is not required to be recorded on the abortion notification form.

Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many abortions were carried out in 1986 in private clinics licensed by his Department on residents and non-residents at(a) under nine weeks, (b) nine to 12 weeks, (c) 13 to 17 weeks and (d) 18 weeks and over.

Mr. Newton

The information is given in the table.
Number of notifications of abortions carried out under the Abortion Act 1967 in non-NHS premises by gestation in completed weeks residents and non-residents. England and Wales 1986
Gestation (completed weeks) Total Residents Non-residents
Total 104,757 80,168 24,589
Under 9 weeks 41,778 35,291 6,487
9–12 weeks 43,497 33,851 9,646
13–17 weeks 12,381 7,610 4,771
18 weeks and over 7,097 3,412 3,685
Unknown 4 4

Ms. Harman

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security (1) at what week of pregnancy each of the 26 abortions carried out after 24 weeks on resident women was conducted;

(2) of the three abortions carried out after 24 weeks on non-resident women, at what week of the pregnancy each was carried out.

Mr. Newton

The information is given in the table.
Number of notifications of abortions carried out under the Abortion Act 1967 by week of gestation after 24 weeks England and Wales 1986
Gestation (completed weeks)
Residents and non-residents 25 26 27 and over
Residents of England and Wales 11 11 4
Non-residents of England and Wales 3

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