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Abortion Act 1967

Volume 21: debated on Tuesday 30 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the total non-medical cost of implementing the Abortion Act 1967 for each of the last five years.

Information on costs incurred locally in the NHS or private abortion clinics is not available centrally.Excluding medical and nursing staff input the cost to the Department of processing abortion notification forms and of supervising the private abortion sector in 1981 was approximately £160,000.