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Volume 81: debated on Monday 17 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the total number of abortions performed in England and Wales since 1968, to the latest date available.

In the period 1968 to the end of the September quarter 1984, there were 2,251,813 legal abortions carried out in England and Wales. No figures are yet available for the fourth quarter of 1984.