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Volume 80: debated on Friday 14 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list in the Official Report those hospitals in the Greater London area which are equipped to perform abortions, how many beds each unit has, what is the latest average gestation period of weeks at which abortions are performed; and how many staff are employed in each unit

The following private hospitals and nursing homes in the Greater London area are approved by our Department under Section 1(3) of the Abortion Act:

Approved beds
Gordon Hospital3
Leigham Private Clinic29
London Private Hospital50
Marie Stopes Nursing Home13
New Cross Nursing Home13
New Victoria Hospital2
Park View Clinic30
Raleigh Nursing Home19
Rosslyn Nursing Home37
Royal Masonic Hospital4
We do not hold information centrally about the total numbers of staff employed in these places, or about facilities for abortions or related staff in NHS hospitals In 1983, the average gestation period at which abortions were carried out was 10ยท5 weeks This includes abortions carried out on resident and non-resident women


For this purpose, the Greater London area covers those health districts falling wholly or partly within the boundaries of the Greater London council