Clause 14 — Other Services Etc. Provided As Part Of The Health Service

Bill Presented — European Union Act 2011 (Amendment) Bill – in the House of Commons at 2:00 pm on 7th September 2011.

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Amendment proposed: 1221, page 9, line 37, at end insert—

‘( ) After paragraph 8 insert—

“Provision of independent information, advice and counselling services for women requesting a termination of pregnancy

8A (1) A local authority must make available to women requesting termination of pregnancy from any clinical commissioning group the option of receiving independent information, advice and counselling.

(2) In this paragraph, information, advice and counselling are independent where they are provided by either—

(a) a private body that does not itself refer, provide or have any financial interest in providing for the termination of pregnancies; or

(b) a statutory body.’.—(Nadine Dorries.)

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House divided:

Ayes 118, Noes 368.

Division number 339

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Question accordingly negatived

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