Abortion

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 21 March 2024.

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Photo of Lord Shinkwin Lord Shinkwin Conservative

To ask His Majesty's Government what proportion of overall pregnancy terminations have been carried out in accordance with paragraph (d) of section 1(1) of the Abortion Act 1967 in each of the past five years.

Photo of Lord Markham Lord Markham The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

We are unable to provide the data requested for 2022 and 2023 as these statistics have not yet been published. Abortion statistics for 2022 are provisionally scheduled to be published in May 2024. The date of publication of abortion statistics for 2023 will be announced in due course.

The following table shows information on the proportion of overall pregnancy terminations carried out in accordance with paragraph (d) of section 1(1) of the Abortion Act 1967 between 2019 and 2021:

Year

Proportion (%)

2019

2.0

2020

1.5

2021

1.6

Source: NHS England

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