§ Ruth Kelly
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.
Letter from Len Cook to John Mann, dated 19 November 2003
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many teenage pregnancies there were in a) UK, b) Coalfield communities and c) Bassetlaw, for the last 12 months for which figures are available. (140052) Figures for the United Kingdom are not available because conception statistics are not calculated for Northern Ireland, and those for Scotland are not produced on a comparable basis to England and Wales. The information available for England and Wales is shown in the table below.
The number of teenage pregnancies in England and Wales are compiled routinely by calendar years. The latest year for which figures are available is 2001*.
Number of pregnancies among women aged under 18 in England and Wales, Coalfield communities and Bassetlaw, 2001 Number of pregnancies England and Wales 40,966 Coalfield communities 5,534 Bassetlaw 80 *Provisional figures