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Abortion

Health written question – answered on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Conservative, Mid Bedfordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health

(1) how many abortions took place in NHS hospitals at (a) 16 weeks, (b) 17 weeks, (c) 18 weeks, (d) 19 weeks, (e) 20 weeks, (f) 21 weeks, (g) 22 weeks, (h) 23 weeks and (i) 24 weeks period of gestation in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement;

(2) how many abortions took place in non-NHS hospitals or institutions at (a) 16 weeks, (b) 17 weeks, (c) 18 weeks, (d) 19 weeks, (e) 20 weeks, (f) 21 weeks, (g) 22 weeks, (h) 23 weeks and (i) 24 weeks gestation in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Dawn Primarolo Dawn Primarolo Minister of State (Department of Health) (Public Health)

The information in the following table shows how many abortions took place at 16-24 weeks gestation that were funded by the national health service and took place on NHS premises; funded by the NHS and took place in the private sector under contract; and were not funded by the NHS.

Abortions by gestation 16-24 weeks and purchaser, residents England and Wales, 1997-2006
16 17 18 19 20 21 22 ( 1) 23 24
2006
NHS Hospital 569 409 276 175 182 212 152 128 34
NHS Agency 1,264 1,160 953 837 660 490 383 328 0
Private 169 138 128 99 90 52 81 54 0
Total 2,002 1,707 1,357 1,111 932 754 616 510 34
2005
NHS Hospital 535 385 202 147 186 211 168 115 38
NHS Agency 1,250 1,069 883 812 644 417 300 175 0
Private 187 185 136 106 95 72 71 46 0
Total 1,972 1,639 1,221 1,065 925 700 539 336 38
2004
NHS Hospital 598 383 237 174 202 177 141 111 41
NHS Agency 1,251 1,383 1,047 759 542 535 519 300 0
Private 267 232 211 92 70 66 75 52 0
Total 2,116 1,998 1,495 1,025 814 778 735 463 41
2003
NHS Hospital 572 438 282 217 198 167 137 123 41
NHS Agency 1,235 1,428 1,184 679 524 532 471 324 0
Private 262 274 239 108 61 80 91 83 0
Total 2,069 2,140 1,705 1,004 783 779 699 530 41
2002
NHS Hospital 672 390 301 207 216 184 144 98 33
NHS Agency 1,178 1,238 886 578 497 438 446 341 0
Private 289 308 234 121 69 108 121 94 0
Total 2,139 1,936 1,421 906 782 730 711 533 33
2001
NHS Hospital 602 404 251 201 216 160 95 78 24
NHS Agency 1,035 1,096 814 502 391 440 454 308 0
Private 325 319 253 154 133 123 149 125 0
Total 1,962 1,819 1,318 857 740 723 698 511 24
2000
NHS Hospital 690 408 321 232 237 167 133 102 22
NHS Agency 1,021 898 727 417 338 329 337 248 0
Private 392 345 285 207 135 146 158 125 0
Total 2,103 1,651 1,333 856 710 642 628 475 22
1999
NHS Hospital 697 364 305 281 252 161 117 100 25
NHS Agency 850 822 662 396 310 278 286 239 0
Private 410 383 318 210 160 152 181 140 0
Total 1,957 1,569 1,285 887 722 591 584 479 25
1998
NHS Hospital 677 359 348 253 266 146 121 85 11
NHS Agency 880 887 643 375 288 284 237 195 0
Private 434 424 337 204 141 159 161 151 0
Total 1,991 1,670 1,328 832 695 589 519 431 11
1997
NHS Hospital 640 397 308 259 249 170 116 71 24
NHS Agency 781 757 575 320 183 227 210 160 0
Private 496 456 303 258 146 156 187 144 0
Total 1,917 1,610 1,186 837 578 553 513 375 24
(1) Includes 24 weeks and 0 days.

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