HC Deb 06 June 1996 vol 278 c535W
Sir David Steel

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) how many deaths were recorded as a result of abortion operations in Scotland in 1995; [31315]

(2) how many abortions (a) in total and (b) per 1,000 women were carried out in Scotland in 1995. [31319]

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

The provisional number of abortions performed in Scotland under the Abortion Act 1967 in 1995 was 11,136; the rate per 1,000 women aged 15–44 was 10.1. None of the abortions performed in Scotland in 1995 resulted in the death of the pregnant woman.

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