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Abortion: Gloucestershire

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abortions have been performed in Gloucestershire in each year since 1990. (198100)

Data for abortions performed in Gloucestershire are not available. Data for abortions for women resident in Gloucestershire are shown in the following tables.

Abortions to residents of Gloucestershire1, 1990 to 2006

District health authorities (DHA) 1990 to 1991, Gloucester DHA

Total

1990

823

1991

850

District health authorities (DHA) 1992 to 1998, Gloucestershire DHA

Total

1992

1,413

1993

1,361

1994

1,326

1995

1,367

1996

1,497

1997

1,412

1998

1,505

Health Authority (HA) 1999 to 2001, Gloucestershire HA

Total

1999

1,435

2000

1,372

2001

1,452

Primary care trust (PCT) 2002 to 2005

Cheltenham and Tewkesbury

Cotswold and Vale

Gloucestershire

Total

2002

393

374

630

1,397

2003

446

380

648

1,474

2004

457

434

676

1,567

2005

419

343

699

1,461

Primary care trust (PCT), 2006

Gloucestershire

Total

2006

1,534

1,534

1 Boundaries for Gloucestershire changed in 2002, 1999, 2002 and 2006 and totals cannot be compared between groups.

Source:

Department of Health.