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House of Commons Hansard
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Teenage Pregnancies
06 March 2007
Volume 457
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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the conception rate per 1,000 women (a) aged under 18 and (b) aged 16 to 18 years was in the most recent period for which figures are available, broken down by (A) parliamentary constituency and (B) local authority area. [124979]

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Letter from Colin Mowl, dated March 2007:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question asking what the conception rate per 1,000 women are for (a) aged under 18 (b) aged 16 to 18 years has been in the most recent period available (i) in total and (ii) broken down by (A) parliamentary constituency and (B) local authority area. I am replying in her absence. (124979)

Information on teenage conceptions is routinely published for local authorities and strategic health authorities. Figures cannot be provided by parliamentary constituency because of the risk of disclosing information about individuals due to small differences in boundaries between the parliamentary constituency and the local authority.

Teenage conception rates for 2005 (latest year for which figures are available) for England and Wales by local authority area are shown in the attached table, a copy of which has been placed in the House of Commons Library. Figures for 2005 are provisional.

Figures for 16 to 18 years are not routinely produced and can only be made available at disproportionate costs.