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Abortion

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 10 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the cost to public funds of abortions carried out under the National Health Service for the most recent 12-month period for which figures are available.

In 1986–87 the total cost of abortions carried out under the National Heath Service, including those performed under agency arrangements with the private sector, is estimated to be approximately £13 million.