Developing Countries: Abortion

International Development written question – answered on 25th February 2014.

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Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Conservative, Southend West

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development

(1) how many abortions funded by her Department were (a) procured in jurisdictions other than the UK and (b) provided in cases of rape in each of the last 10 years;

(2) how much financial support was provided as aid to procure abortion services overseas in each of the last 10 years; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Lynne Featherstone Lynne Featherstone The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

The information requested is not available. On access to abortion services, UK policy is clear: Where abortion is permitted, we can consider support for activities to improve the quality, safety and accessibility of abortion services.

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