§ Mr. Alton
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peckham (Ms. Harman), 8 May,Official Report, column 84, in how many of the 22 abortions performed after 24 weeks gestation attempts were made to save the life of the child; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
This information is not collected centrally. Matters relating to the care of patients are confidential and are for the clinical judgment of the doctor concerned.