HC Deb 16 March 1976 vol 907 cc499-500W
Mr. Reid

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many pregnant women detained in prison, borstal, or young offenders institutions over the past five years in Scotland have had miscarriages and induced abortions.

Mr. William Ross

In the years 1971–75 inclusive, seven women had mis- carriages and eight women had induced abortions while subject to detention in Scottish penal institutions. Each was removed to an outside hospital for the necessary treatment.