§ Mr. Nellist
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give available figures, for the Coventry health authority for 1984, 1985 and the first six months of 1986 for (a) foetus mortality and (b) spontaneous abortion rates.
§ Mr. Newton
Exact figures for foetal loss are not available. However, the figures in the table may be of some help to the hon. Member.
Number of stillbirths registered, and number of notifications of legal
abortions, to women usually resident in Coventry district health
authority, for 1984, 1985 and first six months of 1986
Year Number of stillbirths Number of abortions 1984 27 980 1985 24 983 1986 (1st 6 months)1 13 532 1 Figures for 1986 are provisional.