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Teenage Pregnancy: Coastal Areas

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the teenage pregnancy rate was in each of the principal seaside towns of England at (a) town, (b) ward and (c) lower level super output area level, for the most recent year for which figures are available. (257373)

I have been asked to reply.

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated February 2009:

As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what the teenage pregnancy rate was in each of the principal seaside towns of England at (a) town, (b) ward and (c) lower level super output area level, for the most recent year for which figures are available. (257373)

Figures on teenage conceptions are not routinely published by principal seaside towns of England at (a) town, (b) ward and (c) lower layer super output areas due to concerns in maintaining confidentiality of individuals.

However, ONS routinely publishes number of conceptions to girls aged under 18 by local authorities in England and the latest figures for 2006 are provided in the table, a copy of which has been placed in the Library of the House.

Available figures are estimates of the number of conceptions that resulted in a live birth, stillbirth or legal termination.