HC Deb 22 March 1991 vol 188 c254W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what reasons have been given to him by King's college hospital for the late notification to his Department of the abortion of the King's college baby in September 1989.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

The legal responsibility for notifying a termination of pregnancy to the Chief Medical Officer lies with the doctor who performed the termination and not with the hospital. Several terminations were performed at King's college hospital during September 1989.