§ Mr. Evennett
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many abortions were carried out in England during the last year; and how many of them took place after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
The available information for England and Wales in 1981 shows a total of 162,480 abortions, of which 3,519 took place at 20 or more weeks of pregnancy. The corresponding information for 1982 will be supplied to the hon. Member when it becomes available later in the year.