HC Deb 09 July 1964 vol 698 c123W
18. Commander Kerans

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions dealing with illegal abortions took place in the years 1962, 1963, and 1964 to the latest convenient date.

Miss Pike

In 1962 90 persons, of whom 82 were convicted, were tried for offences under Sections 58 and 59 of the Offences Against the Person Act, 1861. Later figures are not yet available.