Abortion: North West

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 1st July 2019.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many abortions were carried out at (a) NHS hospitals and (b) registered clinics in (i) Lancashire, (ii) Cumbria, (iii) Greater Manchester and (iv) Merseyside in 2018.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The following table shows the number of abortions performed in Lancashire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester and Merseyside in 2018 in independent sector clinics approved by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and National Health Service hospitals, residents and non-residents.

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Independent sector clinics

NHS hospital

Total

Greater Manchester

16,081

1,621

17,702

Merseyside

4,680

4,108

8,788

Cumbria

0

901

901

Lancashire

636

2,094

2,730

Total

21,397

8,724

30,121

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