HC Deb 01 July 1996 vol 280 c285W
Mrs. Ann Winterton

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the next edition of the "Abortion Statistics Monitor" will be published; and what factors account for the interval in publication between it and its predecessor. [34891]

Mrs. Angela Knight

The most recent edition of the "Abortion Statistics Monitor", covering legal abortions for the December 1995 quarter, was published on 27 June 1996. The next edition, which will cover the March 1996 quarter, has an expected publication date of 1 October 1996. Publication dates are determined by the date of receipt of HSA4 notification forms by the chief medical officers at the Department of Health and the Welsh Office, and the statistical processing and analyses of the notifications by the Office for National Statistics.

Mr. Simon Hughes

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many legal abortions were performed in England and Wales in each month of 1995. [35091]

Mrs. Knight

The data presented for 1995 in the table are provisional as they are based on quarterly returns. Finalised annual figures for 1995 are expected to be published in an annual monitor on legal abortions performed in England and Wales on 10 September 1996.

Total terminations performed in England and Wales
1995 residents and non-residents
January 13,913
February 13,938
March 14,890
April 12,138
May 13,403
June 14,191
July 13,803
August 13,825
September 13,224
October 13,521
November 13,372
December 12,229
Total 162,447