§ Ms. Abbott
To ask the Secretary of State for health how many women who received fertility treatment in the last year were in their late 30s or early 40s; of these, how many were in low income brackets; and whether she has any plans to improve the availability of fertility treatment.161W
§ Mr. Sackville
Information about the age groups and income of women who received fertility treatment during 1991 is not available centrally. The Government are aware of the position of childless couples and the national health service provides a wide range of services to help them. However, decisions about the priority and resources to be given to fertility services must be left to individual health authorities.
Average electorate per parliamentary constituency England and Wales 1962 1972 1982 1992 England Number of electors 29,589,260 33,316,464 35,363,733 36,435,873 Number of constituencies 511 516 516 524 Average electorate per constituency 57,905 64,567 68,534 69,534 Wales Number of electors 1,804,483 1,997,400 2,127,935 2,218,551 Number of constituencies 36 36 36 38 Average electorate per constituency 50,125 55,483 59,109 58,383
Source: Population Estimates Unit, OPCS.