§ Mr. Moonman
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what proportion of abortions performed in the United Kingdom in 1968 and to the latest convenient date in 1969 employed the uterine aspiration method.
§ Dr. John Dunwoody
25 per cent. of abortions notified in England and Wales in 1968 were carried out by vacuum aspiration or by vacuum aspiration in conjunction with other methods, com-
Year Location Places Authority's Estimate of Capital Cost Approximate date of completion £ 1969–70 … … Coleford Road 52 98,131 June, 1971 Hackenthrope 40 89,870 June, 1917 1970–71 … … [Hackenthorpe home originally selected for this year but brought forward at the request of the local authority.] 1971–72 … … Parsons Cross 40 108,000 Not yet known Batemoor 40 108,000 Not yet known
We will shortly be issuing new lists of building projects for which my right hon. Friend hopes to be able to recommend loan sanction. These will constitute the revised programme for 1970–71 and 1971–72 and will add to the programme for 1972–73.
§ Mr. J. H. Osborn
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) how many places, where there is adequate supervision, are available for the elderly in old people's homes in the Sheffield area; if he will express this as number per 1,000 population; and how this figure compares with that for other major cities, and the country as a whole;
(2) what is the number of places in residential homes for the elderly, which are adequately supervised, and either operated by the local authority or licensed by them, respectively, and in total in the Sheffield area; if he will express this as per 1,000 people over 65 years of age; and how this compares with that for other cities and the national average.26W
pared with 33 per cent. for the first 9 months of 1969. I regret that information is not available for the United Kingdom.