Teenage Pregnancy: Hampshire
Sandra Gidley (Romsey, Liberal Democrat)
Angela Smith (Minister of State (Third Sector), Cabinet Office; Basildon, Labour)
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 July 2009:
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many pregnancies of girls under 16 years old were recorded in (a) Test Valley Borough and (b) Southampton in each of the last five years. (287768)
Figures on conceptions are estimates based on the number of live births, stillbirths or legal abortions. They do not include miscarriages and illegal abortions.
The table below provides the number of conceptions among girls under 16, for (a) Test Valley local authority district and (b) Southampton unitary authority for 2003 to 2007 (the most recent year for which figures are available).
|Table 1: Number of conceptions among girls aged under 16( l) , for (a) Test Valley local authority district and (b) Southampton unitary authority 2003 to 2007|
|Conceptions||2003||2004||2005||2006||200 7( 2)|
|Test Valley LAD||7||11||19||10||17|
|(1) Under 16 years at estimated date of conception. |
(2) Figures for 2007 are provisional.