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To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to implement the pledge in The Coalition: Our Programme for Government to "provide more protection against aggressive bailiffs and unreasonable charging orders, ensure that courts have the power to insist that repossession is always a last resort, and ban orders for sale on unsecured debts of less than £25,000."[HL427]
The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (Lord McNally): The Government are currently considering the public comments received on The Coalition: Our Programme for Government and will announce their plans in due course.
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many women aged (a) 12, (b) 13, (c) 14, (d) 15, (e) 16, (f) 17 and (g) 18 years old in each strategic health authority area who had (1) one, (2) two, (3) three, (4) four, (5) five, (6) six, (7) seven, (8) eight, (9) nine and (10) 10 or more previous abortions had an abortion in (i) 2008, and (ii) 2009.[HL492]
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Earl Howe): The information we can provide for 2008 and 2009 is shown in the following tables. The department has withheld data where there are totals of less than 10 (between zero and nine) cases as we believe the disclosure of this information could breach an individual's confidentiality. This is in accordance with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) guidance on the disclosure of abortion statistics (2005).
|Previous abortions by age under 19 and Strategic Health Authority of residence, 2008.|
|Strategic Health Authority||Previous abortions||under 18||18||Total under age 19|
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