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Volume 29: debated on Thursday 28 October 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has records giving the number of children under the age of consent who have been provided with contraceptives from birth control clinics.

In 1981 14,044 girls under the age of 16 were seen at NHS family planning clinics. Information on the number of these who were supplied with contraceptives is not available centrally.