HC Deb 02 February 1993 vol 218 cc154-5W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her answer of 25 January,Official Report, column 536, what provisions exist for identifying maternal deaths following complications after abortions which occur after the notification form has been passed to his Department.

Mr. Sackville

As with all maternal deaths, district directors of public health assemble confidential information regarding deaths following legal abortion. This information is collected by the Chief Medical Officer and published anonymously in the "Reports on Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths", copies of which are available in the Library. This information is collected independently of the system for notification of abortions under the Abortion Act 1967.

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