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Abortions

Volume 21: debated on Friday 2 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will set up a national study into the numbers of abortions carried out on members of ethnic minorities.

I do not consider that such a study would be of any value. Details of the ethnic origin of women having an abortion are not collected.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what research has been done on the use of abortion by different racial groups in the United Kingdom.