House of Lords
Lord Alton of Liverpool (Crossbench)
To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the outcomes of investigations by (1) the police, (2) the General Medical Council, and (3) the Nursing and Midwifery Council, following the Care Quality Commission's recent individual inspection reports into providers offering abortion services.
Earl Howe (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Quality), Health; Conservative)
The department is aware that relevant police forces, the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the General Medical Council, are pursuing investigations into allegations of pre-signing of abortion HSA1 forms. Investigations are continuing and we still await a decision on whether any prosecutions will be brought.