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Abortion

Volume 974: debated on Wednesday 21 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many abortions were notified as being carried out in the National Health Service and in the non-National Health Service sector in each region in the years 1975 to 1979.

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979‡ (up to 31 October

1979)

Health Board Area

NHS

Non-NHS

*

NHS

Non-NHS

NHS

Non-NHS

NHS

Non-NHS

NHS

Non-NHS

Argyll and Clyde555492504517
Ayrshire and Arran331294360362
Borders
Dumfries and Galloway12325128301431414625
Fife508492489501
Forth Valley2592265926672797
Grampian1,088121,0288983211,01920
Greater Glasgow1,220831,2901101,3171271139130
Highland334389387355
Islands22181421
Lanarkshire339327309406
Lothian1,511301,477191,527241,64312
Tayside858841284028373
Scotland7,1481527,0411787,1391957,2251975,529145

* Abortions performed in places approved in terms of section 1(3) of the Abortion Act 1967.

† Figures for 1978 are provisional.
‡ Figures for cases within this period are not readily available by area.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many abortions were carried out in England during the years 1975 to 1979 on women normally resident in each of the Scottish regions.

Year19751976197719781979 (up to 30.6.79)
No. of abortions performed in England on women resident in Scotland1,054949840976507
Figures for 1978 and the first six months of 1979 are provisional.

Source:

OPCS