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Teenage Pregnancies

Volume 401: debated on Thursday 20 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many pregnancies in girls under the age of 16 there have been in each year since 1995 in (a) Doncaster and (b) the UK. [103509]

I have been asked to reply.The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.Letter from Len Cook to Caroline Flint, dated 20 March 2003:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many pregnancies in girls under 16 there have been in each year since 1995 in (a) Doncaster and (b) the UK. (103509)
The figures requested are given in the table below for 1995 to 2001, the latest year for which figures are available, for Doncaster and Great Britain. Figures for the United Kingdom are not available, as the 1967 Abortion Act does not apply in Northern Ireland.

Conceptions

1

to girls aged under 16, Doncaster and Great Britain, 1995–2001

Numbers

Year

Doncaster

2

Great Britain

1995698,819
1996799,697
1997859,077
1998899,235
1999788,648
20003768,816
20013,4678,586

1 Includes pregnancies that result in one or more live or still births, or a legal abortion under the 1967 Abortion Act. Figures shown in this table do not include miscarriages.

2 Metropolitan county district

3 Information for 2000 includes estimated figures for Glasgow Royal Maternity and Western Isles to allow for a shortfall in data. This also applies to Western Isles for 2001.

4 Provisional data.