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Abortions

Volume 116: debated on Thursday 14 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give for each year since 1979 the total number of abortions on the National Health Service provided (a) in-house, (b) through charitable organisations and (c) through commercial organisations.

[pursuant to his reply, 11 May 1987, c. 131]: The available information is shown in the table. Prior to 1981 the statistics on abortions carried out in non NHS premises do not identify separately those performed on NHS patients under agency arrangements. Hence it is not possible to provide data for charitable and commercial organisations for 1979 and 1980. For this purpose, charitable organisations are those registered as a charity with the Charity Commissioners, and the remainder are defined as commercial organisations.

Numbers of notifications of National Health Service (NHS) abortions carried out under the Abortion Act 1967 (a) on NHS premises (b) by charitable organizations and (c) by commercial organizations. Residents and non-Residents England and Wales

1979–86

Year

NHS

Charitable

Commercial

197955,767n/an/a
198060,818n/an/a
198161,2761,477866
198262,5322,9011,524
198362,8172,8701,750
198464,9263,0951,821
198565,2543,8202,118
1986167,5294,4792,360

1 provisional

n/a not available

Local Office

1

Sickness/ Invalidity Benefit

1

Maternity Allowance

1

Severe Disablement Allowance

2

Industrial Disablement Benefit

3

Supplementary Benefit

Aberdeen North ILO2,7696194766819,767
Aberdeen South ILO2,4753786587049,645
Airdrie ILO3,238913343608,350
Arbroath ILO1,3832263383596,988
Ayr ILO3,39327949564715,546
Bellshill AO6,908
Bathgate ILO3,8933857821,05614,165
Campbeltown ILO3093257411,660
Clydebank ILO1,824993463057,381
Coatbridge AO7,283
Coatbridge NIO4,23085364322
Cowdenbeath ILO2,0471012628914,528
Cumbernauld ILO3,9372581,42984710,703
Cumnock NIO1,44159195418
Dumbarton ILO1,8342162731538,169
Dumfries ILO2,3752865746238,509
Dundee East ILO2,67229647045112,232
Dundee West ILO3,16025684145210,763
Dunfermline ILO2,2133256886435,897
East Kilbride ILO2,3471822342336,326
Edinburgh City ILO1,96624533220411,867
Edinburgh East ILO2,23227158486711,188
Edinburgh North ILO1,70229342536610,588
Edinburgh South ILO2,7283578481,14811,101
Edinburgh West ILO1,70737983637311,061
Elgin ILO1,4082597424156,821
Falkirk ILO4,3763561,4031,02014,275
Fort William ILO4365560762,790
Galashiels ILO1,2281894774116,740
Glasgow Anniesland ILO4,90520361051511,666
Glasgow Bridgeton ILO2,587792341948,501
Glasgow City ILO2,270682021849,239
Glasgow Craigton ILO3,07812534242811,701
Glasgow Cranstonhill AO2,096
Glasgow Laurieston ILO4,90834143614115,709
Glasgow Maryhill ILO2,81618624226313,695
Glasgow Parkhead ILO4,08012654631411,966
Glasgow Partick AO8,274
Glasgow Provan ILO3,46011054730115,067
Glasgow Rutherglen ILO4,00813031440614,857
Glasgow Southside ILO3,43725449737714,162
Glasgow Springburn ILO3,65014145039610,962
Greenock ILO3,78620541353312,139
Hamilton ILO7,8573081,12391416,360
Inverness ILO2,11136859539412,018
Irvine ILO3,68821153441213,154
Johstone ILO2,6332486182947,834
Kilmarnock ILO2,2502434492669,040
Kirkcaldy ILO2,33933545091011,281
Lanark NIO85552334159
Lerwick ILO2197693631,163
Leven ILO1,8401292416095,389
Motherwell ILO4,88513738735312,450
Oban ILO48577106632,256
Paisley ILO5,60434982756516,738