§ Mrs. Ann Winterton
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abortions have now been performed in total under the terms of the Abortion Act 1967 in the whole of the United Kingdom; and how many and what percentage of those abortions were performed in emergency to save the life of the mother.
§ Mr. Sackville
I refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave her on 5 May at column44 for the total number of legal abortions and the number and percentage of those performed in emergency "to save the life of the pregnant woman", notified to the Chief Medical Officers of England and Wales under the terms of the Abortion Act 1967.
Information relating to Scotland is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland. Northern Ireland is not covered by the Abortion Act 1967.