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Volume 164: debated on Thursday 21 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many representations he has received from (a) men and (b) women regarding abortion, in the past six months; how many of each of those categories were (i) for and (ii) against; and if he will make a statement.

It is not always possible to tell from a signature who wrote the letters or to distinguish between those in favour of a lower time limit or against abortion.