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Teenage Pregnancy

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 15 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what progress has been made in delivering the Government's strategy to combat teenage pregnancy; and if he will make a statement. (127485)

We are making steady progress in reducing England’s historically high teenage pregnancy rate. The latest data show that between the 1998 baseline year and 2005 the under-18 conception rate fell by 11.8 per cent. to its lowest levels for over 20 years. The under-16 rate fell by 12.1 per cent. over the same period.