HL Deb 16 March 2004 vol 659 cc37-8WA
Lord Chadlington

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 year-olds became pregnant in each of the past 10 years. [HL1825]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from the National Statistician, Len Cook, dated 16 March 2004.

As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 year olds became pregnant in each of the last 10 years. (HL1825)

The most recent year for which teenage conceptions data are available is 2001.

Numbers and rates of teenage conceptions at ages 14, 15, 16 and 17 years are given in the attached table.

ONS does not publish figures by single year of age below age 14. The table therefore shows the total number of conceptions to women at all ages under 14.