HC Deb 30 November 1972 vol 847 cc253-4W
Mr. Bray

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the ratio of known abortions to live births registered for the years 1969, 1970 and 1971.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

The ratio of abortions, notified to the Chief Medical Officer in terms of the Abortion Act 1967, to live births in each of these years, expressed as a rate per 1,000 live births, was:

Rate per 1,000 live births
1969 39
1970 60
1971 (provisional) 73