§ 44. Mr. Willey
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a further statement on the action being taken in the local authority areas in the Northern Region with regard to Section 2 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act, 1970, about amenities for the disabled.
§ Sir K. Joseph
All local authorities, including those in the north, are implementing this Section. The latest Rate Support Grant Order and the White Paper on Public Expenditure took account of
The number of women having abortions with and without sterilisation, in England and Wales were as follows:— Abortion with Sterilisation Abortion without Sterilisation 1968 (27th April—31st December … … … … … 5,146 18,495 1969 … … … … … 11,179 43,640
The number of deaths from abortion with and without sterilisation which were attributed to, or associated with, the operation were as follows:— Underlying Cause of Death Attributed to Abortion Attributed to Other Causes Total Sterilised Not Sterilised Sterilised Not Sterilised 1968 (27th April—31st December) … … 3 1 2 — — 1969 … … 17 6 3 6 2
§ 46. Mr. David Steel
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, for each of the years 1968, 1969 and 1970, how many married women had National Health Service abortions; and of these, how many were also sterilised.
§ Mr. Alison
Complete figures for 1970 are not yet available but the following are the figures for 1968 and 1969:
The number of married women having National Health Service abortions in England and Wales, and the number of these that were also sterilised were as follows:—
Number of With Abortions With Sterilisation 1968 (27th April–31st December) 8,246 4,496 1969 18,484 9,847