Teenage Pregnancy

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 10th April 2019.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Policing)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost to the public purse has been of the teenage pregnancy unit in each year since its creation; and how many civil servants were employed within it in each of those years.

Photo of Seema Kennedy Seema Kennedy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Holding answer received on 08 April 2019

The Teenage Pregnancy Unit was established to drive delivery of national work to reduce under 18 conceptions by 2010. Details of staff numbers and the costs involved are no longer held. Since 2010 this work has been devolved to local authorities. Between 2010 and 2016, the latest year for which data is available, under 18 conceptions fell by 45%.

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