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Volume 114: debated on Thursday 9 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the numbers of legal abortions performed in England and Wales on women resident in each health and social services board area in Northern Ireland in 1984, 1985 and 1986.

[pursuant to his reply, 6 April 1987, c. 108]: The table shows the information which is available without incurring disproportionate cost.

Number of notifications of legal abortions carried out in England and Wales, to residents of Northern Ireland by County and/or County Borough1 1984–86
County/County Borough1 of usual residence1984198521986
Londonderry and Londonderry County Borough150155166
Belfast County Borough500505536
Ulster or Northern Ireland not otherwise specified13118
1 Pre-1974 boundaries.
2Includes notifications received by end of February 1987— provisional.