§ Mr. David Steel
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish a table in the Official Report showing the number of abortions carried out (a) in total and (b) on foreign patients in the first quarter of 1974, 1975 and 1976, respectively.
§ Mr. Harry Ewing
The total number of abortions in Scotland notified in the first quarter of the year was 1,977 in 1974 and 1,864 in 1975. No abortions on women not usually resident in the United Kingdom were notified for either period. The figures for the first quarter of 1976 are not yet available.