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Volume 172: debated on Tuesday 15 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peckham (Ms. Harman), 8 May, Official Report, column 84, in how many of the 22 abortions performed after 24 weeks gestation attempts were made to save the life of the child; and if he will make a statement.

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