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Abortion Statistics

Volume 405: debated on Wednesday 14 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the statistically most likely candidate in the North East London health authority for an abortion in the latest year for which figures are available in terms of (a) the marital status of the woman, (b) the age of the woman, (c) the gestation of the pregnancy, (d) the number of previous children born by the woman, (e) the number of previous abortions undergone by the woman and (f) the legal grounds under which the abortion was performed; and how many abortions were performed in the north-east London health authority in each year since 1973, broken down by the above categories. [111531]

The available information is shown in the table.The Department of Health leads work across Government and with stakeholders to develop a food and health action plan as part of the Government's strategy on sustainable farming and food. The plan will focus on consumers' health needs, aiming to achieve a healthier diet for the people of England, will include clear policy objectives on nutrition and will set out arrangements for future co-ordination of nutrition work.The FSA has noted the Food Commission Report and, as identified in the nutrition action plan, is working with a range of stakeholders, including food manufacturers and retailers, to address issues relating to the salt, fat and sugar content of food.