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Abortion: Peterborough

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 22 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many girls in the (a) Peterborough City Council area and (b) the Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust area (i) under 15 years of age and (ii) aged between 15 and 18 years of age had abortions in each year between 1997 and 2005; and if she will make a statement. (128203)

The available information is set out in the following tables.

Abortions to women aged under 201, residents of Peterborough primary care trusts (PCTs)2 , 2002-05

under 16

16-17

18-19

2002

North Peterborough PCT

31

27

43

2002

South Peterborough PCT

33

20

29

under 18

18-19

2003

North Peterborough PCT

38

47

2003

South Peterborough PCT

28

22

2004

North Peterborough PCT

30

41

2004

South Peterborough PCT

26

37

2005

North Peterborough PCT

37

41

2005

South Peterborough PCT

27

30

Notes:

1 Data have previously been published in the above format. We are unable break the data down by age under 15 and 15-18 as this, in turn, would reveal small numbers (0-9 cases). This is in line with ONS guidance published in 2005.

2 PCTs for North Peterborough and South Peterborough are the nearest available areas to Peterborough city council area and the Peterborough and Stamford hospitals NHS foundation trust as data are published by PCT of the woman’s residence. Prior to 2002 there were no data published relating specifically to Peterborough.

3 Totals less than 10 are already published.