§ Mr. Leslie Huckfield
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what proportion of the abortions notified as being performed in the South-West Metropolitan and Newcastle regions, respectively, were performed in National Health Service hospitals in those regions.
§ Mr. Crossman
Up to 31st December last the percentages were 98.6 and 99.0 respectively. I am glad of this opportunity of making clear that the percentages of 22 and 96 in relation to these regions which I gave to the House yesterday, in reply to a supplementary question from my hon. Friend the Member for Falmouth and Camborne (Dr. John Dunwoody), are percentages of women undergoing the operation who had their pregnancy terminated at a National Health Service hospital in their home region.—[Vol. 782, c. 950.]