AQW 203/11-15


Mr Jim Allister
Traditional Unionist Voice
North Antrim


Tabled Date: 25/05/2011
Answered On Date: 06/06/2011
Priority Written: No


Question:
To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to detail the number of abortions which have been carried out in each Health and Social Care Trust area in each of the last five years; and the reasons for each abortion.


Answer:
The number of abortions carried out, in each Health and Social Care Trust, in each of the last five years is shown below.
HSC Trust
Number of Abortions
2005/06
2006/07
2007/08
2008/09
2009/10
Belfast
22
26
22
*
11
Northern
23
15
23
16
*
South Eastern
23
23
20
22
21
Southern
*
*
16
16
23
Western
*
*
10
*
*
Northern Ireland Total
80
79
91
77
67
Source:- Hospital Inpatient System (HIS)
* In line with the Office of National Statistics (ONS) guidance, appropriate cells have been masked to protect patient confidentiality.
Information on the reason for abortion is not collected centrally.