HC Deb 04 November 1968 vol 772 c19W
Mr. St. John-Stevas

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many abortions have been performed in National Health Service hospitals since the passing of the Abortion Act; and what percentage increase this represents over the corresponding period 12 months before the Act.

Mr. Snow

To date notifications of abortion in National Health Service hospitals under the Abortion Act total 9,329; estimates for earlier periods are not yet available beyond those given in answer to the hon. Member for Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles (Mr. David Steel) on 17th October.—[Vol. 770, c.171.]

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