HC Deb 15 March 1993 vol 221 cc1-5W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the number of national health service funded agency abortions for each district health authority in England and Wales for the last year for which figures are available.

Mr. Sackville

Information on abortions by district health authority (DHA) of operation is not released for reasons of confidentiality. Statistics showing the number of abortions performed under national health service agency agreements (that is, abortions to NHS patients performed in non-NHS premises) by DHA of usual residence are given in the table.

Central receipt of the notification of dates when agency agreements come into effect, and when they are dissolved, can be subject to delay, and therefore these figures should be interpreted with caution. For this reason such statistics are not, at present, routinely released at the DHA level. However, a more timely system for reporting of agency agreements is now in place, and these figures will be published annually from 1992 onwards.

Number of abortions performed under NHS agency agreements1 by area of usual residence, England and Wales, 1991
Area of usual residence Number of abortions performed under NHS agency agreements
England and Wales 9,197
England 9,190
Wales 7
Northern RHA 3
Hartlepool DHA
North Tees DHA
South Tees DHA 1
East Cumbria DHA
South Cumbria DHA
West Cumbria DHA
Darlington DHA
Durham DHA
North West Durham DHA
South West Durham DHA
Northumberland DHA
Gateshead DHA
Newcastle DHA
North Tyneside DHA 1
South Tyneside DHA
Sunderland DHA 1
Yorkshire RHA 529
Hull DHA 3
East Yorkshire DHA

Area of usual residence Number of abortions performed under NHS agency agreements
Grimsby DHA
Scunthorpe DHA
Northallerton DHA
York DHA 2
Scarborough DHA
Harrogate DHA
Bradford DHA
Airedale DHA
Calderdale DHA
Huddersfield DHA 1
Dewsbury DHA 300
Wakefield DHA 221
Pontefract DHA 1
Leeds DHA
Trent RHA 86
North Derbyshire DHA 4
Southern Derbyshire DHA 2
Leicestershire DHA 69
North Lincolnshire DHA 1
South Lincolnshire DHA 2
Bassetlaw DHA
Central Nottinghamshire DHA 2
Nottingham DHA 2
Barnsley DHA
DoncasterDHA 1
Rotherham DHA 1
Sheffield DHA 2
East Anglia RHA 2
Cambridge DHA
Peterborough DHA
West Suffolk DHA
East Suffolk DHA
Norwich DHA 1
Great Yarmouth and Waveney DHA
West Norfolk and Wisbech DHA
Huntingdon DHA 1
North West Thames RHA 875
North Bedfordshire DHA 1
South Bedfordshire DHA 7
North Hertfordshire DHA 2
East Hertfordshire DHA
North West Hertfordshire DHA 3
South West Hertfordshire DHA 2
Barnet DHA 16
Harrow DHA 126
Hillingdon DHA 5
Hounslow and Spelthorne DHA 6
Ealing DHA 8
Riverside DHA 10
Parkside DHA 689
North East Thames RHA 39
Basildon and Thurrock DHA
Mid Essex DHA
North East Essex DHA
West Essex DHA
Southend DHA 1
Barking, Havering and Brentwood DHA 1
Hampstead DHA 13
City and Hackney DHA 2
Newham DHA 1
Tower Hamlets DHA 12
Enfield DHA 3
Haringey DHA 1
Redbridge DHA
Waltham Forest DHA 1

Area of usual residence Number of abortions performed under NHS agency agreements
Bloomsbury and Islington DHA 4
South East Thames RHA 819
Brighton DHA 5
Eastbourne DHA 3
Hastings DHA 1
South East Kent DHA
Canterbury and Thanet DHA 1
Dartford and Gravesham DHA 1
Maidstone DHA 6
Medway DHA 17
Tunbridge Wells DHA 2
Bexley DHA
Greenwich DHA 2
Bromley DHA 2
West Lambeth DHA 720
Camberwell DHA 44
Lewisham and North Southwark DHA 15
South West Thames RHA 53
North West Surrey DHA 4
West Surrey and North East Hampshire DHA 5
South West Surrey DHA
Mid Surrey DHA 2
East Surrey DHA 3
Chichester DHA 2
Mid Downs DHA 3
Worthing DHA 3
Croydon DHA 2
Kingston and Esher DHA
Richmond, Twickenham and Roehampton DHA 1
Wandsworth DHA 22
Merton and Sutton DHA 6
Wessex RHA 622
East Dorset DHA 119
West Dorset DHA 30
Portsmouth and South East Hampshire DHA 82
Southampton and South West Hampshire DHA 102
Winchester DHA 53
Basingstoke and North Hampshire DHA 55
Salisbury DHA 28
Swindon DHA 63
Bath DHA 79
Isle of Wight DHA 11
Oxford RHA 415
East Berkshire DHA 8
West Berkshire DHA 10
Aylesbury Vale DHA 11
Wycombe DHA
Milton Keynes DHA 362
Kettering DHA 3
Northampton DHA 19
Oxfordshire DHA 2
South Western RHA 76
Bristol and Weston DHA 5
Frenchay DHA 2
Southmead DHA 42
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly DHA 2
Exeter DHA 1
North Devon DHA
Plymouth DHA 4
Torbay DHA 2
Cheltenham and District DHA 7
Gloucester DHA 6
Somerset DHA 5

Area of usual residence Number of abortions performed under NHS agency agreements
West Midlands RHA 5,659
Bromsgrove and Redditch DHA 4
Herefordshire DHA 5
Kidderminster and District DHA 1
Worcester and District DHA 6
Shropshire DHA 2
Mid Staffordshire DHA 11
North Staffordshire DHA 2
South East Staffordshire DHA 6
South Warwickshire DHA 586
East Birmingham DHA 315
North Birmingham DHA 251
West Birmingham DHA 558
Coventry DHA 1,063
Dudley DHA 386
Sandwell DHA 518
Solihull DHA 134
Walsall DHA 13
Wolverhampton DHA 316
North East Warwickshire DHA 666
South Birmingham DHA 816
Mersey RHA 5
Chester DHA
Crewe DHA
Halton DHA 1
Macclesfield DHA
Warrington DHA
Liverpool DHA
St. Helens and Knowsley DHA 1
Southport and Formby DHA
South Sefton DHA
Wirral DHA 3
North Western RHA 7
Lancaster DHA
Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde DHA
Preston DHA
Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley DHA 1
Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale DHA
West Lancashire DHA 1
Chorley and South Ribble DHA
Bolton DHA 1
Bury DHA 1
North Manchester DHA
Central Manchester DHA 1
South Manchester DHA
Oldham DHA
Rochdale DHA 1
Salford DHA
Stockport DHA
Tameside and Glossop DHA
Trafford DHA 1
Wigan DHA
Wales 7
Clwyd DHA 3
East Dyfed DHA
Pembrokeshire DHA
Gwent DHA
Gwynedd DHA
Mid Glamorgan DHA 2
Powys DHA
South Glamorgan DHA 2
West Glamorgan DHA

*Abortions to NHS patients performed in non-NHS premises:

RHA Regional health authority

DHA District health authority

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