§ Ms. Richardson
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many residents, who presented to their general practitioner at the ninth week, 10th week, 11th week and 12th week, respectively, of gestation, subsequently obtained an abortion at 19 weeks and above in 1986; and what proportion of the total number of abortions performed at 19 weeks and above, in 1986, this number represents.
§ Mr. Newton
Information on the date of the presentation of a woman to her general practitioner is not collected on the abortion notification form. There were 2,971 notifications of abortions to resident women at 19 weeks and over gestation in England and Wales in 1986.