HC Deb 30 July 1997 vol 299 cc350-1W
Mr. Clifton-Brown

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many abortions were performed and what was the abortion rate by age group for each year since 1990. [11328]

Mrs. Liddell

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the chief executive of the Office for National Statistics. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from Tim Holt to Mr. Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, dated 30 July 1997: The Chancellor of the Exchequer has asked me to reply, as Director of the Office for National Statistics, to your recent parliamentary question on the number of abortions since 1990. The information for England and Wales residents is available in the OPCS/ONS Abortion Statistics publication, Series AB Nos. 17–22, 1990–95. Similar information for 1996 is published in the ONS Monitor Series AB 97/4, Legal abortions in England and Wales 1996. These publications are available in the House of Commons Library.

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