Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 28th April 2020.

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Photo of Fiona Bruce Fiona Bruce Conservative, Congleton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many women per 1,000 resident women have had an abortion. in each of the last five years.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Holding answer received on 24 March 2020

The abortion rate per 1,000 women for 2015 to 2018 is available in the attached table.

Abortion statistics can be found at the following link:


The Code of Practice outlined in the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 prohibits the pre-release of official statistics before the due date of publication. Data on the abortion rate per 1,000 women in 2019 is still being collected and requires full quality assurance prior to release. Data for 2019 is due to be published on 11 June.

table (Excel SpreadSheet, 10.79 MB)

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