§ 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.]