HC Deb 01 July 1969 vol 786 c72W
Mr. Wright

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many abortions were carried out in Scottish hospitals during 1968; and how this figure compares with each previous year since 1963.

Mr. Ross

This information is not available prior to 27th April, 1968, the date on which the Abortion Act, 1967 came into effect. As regards the period since that date, I refer to the reply given to the hon. Member for Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles (Mr. David Steel) on 11th June.—[Vol. 784, c.254–5.]