Department of Health written question – answered on 15th September 2017.

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Photo of Mark Hendrick Mark Hendrick Labour/Co-operative, Preston

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many abortions were carried out at (a) NHS hospitals and (b) registered clinics in Lancashire in 2016; and how many (i) male and (ii) female foetuses were aborted at each location during that year.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

There were 4,564 abortions in Lancashire in 2016. 42% (1,937) were carried out by National Health Service hospitals and 58% (2,627) elsewhere. There is no information held on the sex of the fetus.

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