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.