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Abortion

Volume 893: debated on Thursday 12 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many deaths were notified following abortions carried out in England and Wales on women whose normal place of residence was given as Northern Ireland, during the calendar years 1972, 1973 and 1974, respectively.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, in the cases of abortions notified as being carried out in England and Wales during 1973 and 1974, respectively, on women whose normal place of residence was given as Northern Ireland, what was their marital status, age, social class, and the grounds upon which the operations were performed.

For 1973 the numbers were as follows:

AgeNumber
All ages1,007
Under 1610
16 to 19191
20 to 24345
25 to 29183
30 to 34121
35 to 3989
40 to 4446
45 and over5
Not stated17
The other information asked for could not be obtained without undue cost.