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Mrs. Bridget Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many (a) men and (b) women in Scotland are sterilised annually, by standard census age group. 
Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The number of sterilisations performed annually from 1990–1994 on Scottish NHS in-patients and day cases is given in the table.
Sterilisations of NHSiS Patients by Age and Sex, 1990–1994
Data includes hospital in-patients, day cases and those sterilised after pregnancy or abortion.