HC Deb 14 October 1991 vol 196 c48W
Mr. John D. Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the estimated number of pregnant women going to Great Britain from Northern Ireland for abortions in each of the past five years.

Mr. Hanley

The number of women giving Northern Ireland as their country of residence who obtained abortions in Great Britain in each of the past five years was as follows:

Year Number of abortions
1986 1,724
1987 1,746
1988 1,815
1989 1,816
1990 1,855

Source: Office of Population Censuses and Surveys.