HC Deb 04 March 2002 vol 381 c135W
Bob Spink

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people seeking termination of pregnancy at NHS clinics in the UK in the last 12 months were foreign nationals visiting the UK; and if such requests are met free of charge. [38431]

Yvette Cooper

In 2000, 73 terminations of pregnancy were performed on non-UK residents in NHS hospitals in England and Wales. 2001 abortion data for England and Wales are not available until later in the year. Abortions performed in Scotland are a matter for the Scottish Executive.

No data are held centrally on nationality or whether the treatment was free.

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