HC Deb 05 February 1985 vol 72 c530W
Mr. Nicholas Winterton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many abortions have been performed in the United Kingdom since the enactment of the Abortion Act 1967.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The number of abortions performed under the Abortion Act 1967 in Great Britain from 27 April 1968 to 31 December 1983 was 2,234,326. The Act does not apply to Northern Ireland.