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Abortion

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 20 June 2007, Official Report, column 1891W, on abortion, how many repeat abortions have occurred in (a) Guildford and Waverley primary care trust, (b) Surrey and (c) England in each year since 1997. (148738)

The data requested are set out in the following table.

Repeat abortions for residents of Guildford and Waverley Primary Care Trust (PCT)1, Surrey2 and England, 1997 to 2006

Previous abortions

Guildford and Waverley PCT1

Surrey2

England

None

One or more

None

One or more

None

One or more

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

1997

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

2,227

71

893

29

115,000

71

47,757

29

1998

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

2,266

72

885

28

119,562

70

50,480

30

1999

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

2,193

72

861

28

116,168

70

49,938

30

2000

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

2,189

69

964

31

116,627

69

51,396

31

2001

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

2,194

70

924

30

116,470

69

52,354

31

2002

423

69

190

31

1,203

67

596

33

115,766

69

52,729

31

2003

418

70

182

30

1,256

67

618

33

118,697

68

55,270

32

2004

466

73

176

27

1,275

66

654

34

121,052

68

56,639

32

2005

390

65

213

35

1,231

65

654

35

120,584

67

58,068

33

2006

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

2,109

66

1,075

34

125,620

68

59,687

32

1 Data are not available by PCT prior to 2002. Guildford and Waverley PCT was in existence between years 2002 and 2005. It became part of Surrey PCT in 2006.

2 For years 1997-2001, Surrey is made up of East Surrey and West Surrey Health Authorities.

For years 2002-05, PCTs included in Surrey are East Surrey, North Surrey and East Elmbridge and Mid Surrey.

In 2006, Surrey relates to Surrey PCT (formerly Guildford and Waverley PCT, Surrey Heath and Woking PCT, North Surrey, East Elmbridge and Mid Surrey PCT and East Surrey PCT).