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Volume 24: debated on Wednesday 26 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will estimate the number and percentage of pregnant women in the age groups under 20 years, 20 to 24 years, 25 to 29 years, 30 to 34 years, 35 to 39 years, 40 to 44 years and 45 to 49 years, who have undergone amniocentesis in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

Information on the incidence of the investigation of pregnancy by amniocentesis is not available centrally, and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.