§ Miss Quennell
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the number of admissions of women under the London Emergency Bed Service in general and in connection with abortion, respectively, in the year 1972 and in the first half of 1973.247W
§ Mr. Alison
According to the London Emergency Bed Service the figures for female admissions are as follows
Total Female admissions Female admissions in connection with abortions 1972 27,614 2,569 1973 (January to June) 10,666 1,265* * From January 1973 this figure includes miscarriages.