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Teenage Pregnancy: Lancashire

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 8 March 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many teenage pregnancies there were in Lancashire in each of the last 10 years, broken down into (a) under 16-year-olds and (b) over 16-year-olds. (125236)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Colin Mowl, dated 8 March 2007:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many teenage pregnancies there were in Lancashire in each of the last 10 years, broken down into (a) under 16-year-olds and (b) over 16-year-olds. I am replying in her absence. (125236)

Available figures are estimates of the number of pregnancies that resulted in a live birth, stillbirth or termination.

Number of conceptions to women aged under 16 and over 16 in Lancashire for the years 1996-2005 (the most recent year for which figures are available), are shown in the attached table. Figures for 2005 are provisional.

Number of conceptions to women aged under 16 and over 16 in Lancashire, 1996-2005

Conceptions to women aged under 16

Conceptions to women aged over 16

1996

200

15,825

1997

175

15,486

1998

195

15,442

1999

168

14,660

2000

214

14,838

2001

180

14,230

2002

201

14,834

2003

186

15,346

2004

159

15,755

20051

181

15,814

1 2005 conceptions are provisional.