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Abortion

Volume 468: debated on Wednesday 28 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the proportion of conceptions which ended in terminations in each year from 1990 to 2000. (168914)

The information requested is set out in the following table:

Annual statistics on abortions as a percentage of all conceptions (England and Wales) for each year from 1990 to 2000

Conceptions— all ages

Total (000)

Percentage ending in abortion

1990

871.5

19.9

1991

853.6

19.3

1992

828.0

19.3

1993

819.0

19.2

1994

801.6

19.5

1995

790.3

19.7

1996

816.9

20.8

1997

800.4

21.3

1998

797.0

22.3

1999

774.0

22.6

2000

767.0

22.7