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Abortions

Volume 114: debated on Monday 6 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the numbers of National Health Service abortions performed in Scotland on women resident in each health board area in Scotland in 1984 and 1985.

The number of abortions performed in National Health Service hospitals in 1984 and 1985 on women resident in each health board area is set out in the table. The figures for the island health boards have been grouped together because of the small number of terminations performed.

Health Board19841985
Argyll and Clyde545484
Ayrshire and Arran638601
Borders135135
Dumfries and Galloway252233
Fife696721
Forth Valley414439
Grampian1,0981,038
Greater Glasgow1,4691,491
Highland406401
Lanarkshire663642
Lothian1,6281,699
Islands18171
Tayside898933
Total8,9238,888
1 Orkney, Shetland, Western Isles health boards.