§ Miss Emma Nicholson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of pregnancies notified to doctors resulted in a miscarriage in each of the last 10 years.415W
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
This information is not collected centrally. Information is available centrally only on miscarriages which occur in NHS hospitals or result in a stay in an NHS hospital. Information for the years 1979 to 1985 is given in the table.
Estimated number of hospital stays in NHS hospitals in England with a diagnosis of "spontaneous abortion" Year Estimated numbers 1979 24,690 1980 26,800 1981 26,310 1982 27,530 1983 28,270 1984 29,790 1985 31,620
Source: Hospital inpatient inquiry.