HC Deb 09 December 1986 vol 107 c126W
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.