18 March 2007

Teenage pregnancies don't fall overnight

Unless Cllr Antony Lillis has been personally handing out condoms since May 2006, perhaps he shouldn't be so quick to take credit for the fall in teenage pregnancies in Hammersmith & Fulham.

The latest figures (for the last year when Labour ran the council) show a significant reduction in teenage pregnancies, after concerted action by the council and other local agencies over a period of years.

Now that Cllr Lillis and his Conservative colleagues have cut many of the support services, we will see what impact these cuts have on a wide range of social indicators.

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