House of Lords
Lord Alton of Liverpool (Crossbench)
Earl Howe (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Quality), Health; Conservative)
Information on the cost of abortions performed by the independent sector, which were commissioned directly by PCT commissioners, is not collected centrally. However, the department does collect the cost to NHS providers (NHS trusts, foundation trusts and PCT provider arms) of commissioning or contracting abortions from independent sector providers. The cost of this in 2009-10 was £7.5 million.
Source: published reference cost data.