HC Deb 14 November 1989 vol 160 cc190-1W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abortions are undertaken by prostaglandins and dilation and evacuation; and at how many weeks' gestation these were undertaken.

Mr. Freeman

The information requested is shown in the table.

Mr. Freeman

I regret that information requested can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his reply of 1 November,Official Report, column 189–90, to the hon. Member for Liverpool, Mossley Hill, if he will now list each of the countries of origin contained in the subsections described as "Other European" and "Rest of the world".

Mr. Freeman

The information requested is listed. Abortion data by the woman's country of origin are only given where the number of terminations exceeds 24.


  • Denmark and Greenland
  • East Germany
  • Finland
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Netherlands
  • Norway and Sweden
  • Poland
  • Turkey
  • Yugoslavia

Rest of World

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay
  • Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland
  • Brazil
  • Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos and Philippines
  • Canada
  • China, Korea, Mongolia and Taiwan
  • Commonwealth Africa (nos)
  • Commonwealth Islands and Territories in South Atlantic/Antarctic
  • Commonwealth Islands in Indian Ocean
  • Cyprus
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia, Somalia, Afars and Issas
  • Foreign Africa (nos)
  • Foreign Caribbean
  • Foreign Central Africa
  • Foreign Countries/Asia and Islands/Pacific
  • Foreign West Africa (Muslim)
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guyana
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Mainland Central America
  • Malagasy Republic, Foreign Islands in Indian Ocean
  • Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Other Arab States
  • Other Commonwealth Countries and Islands in Pacific
  • Other Commonwealth Islands in Caribbean
  • Pakistan
  • Remainder Tropical South America
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • Zambia