Developing Countries: Abortion

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

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Photo of Daniel Kawczynski Daniel Kawczynski Conservative, Shrewsbury and Atcham

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps she has put in place to ensure value for money in the provision of overseas aid to abortion providers; and if she will make a statement.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how her Department ensures value for money in overseas aid to abortion providers; and if she will make a statement.

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

DFID seeks to ensure value for money in all our programmes in order to maximise the impact of each pound spent to improve poor people's lives.

The UK funds partners to deliver comprehensive sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services including in humanitarian situations. Investing in reproductive, maternal and newborn health is excellent value for money due to its low cost and far reaching benefits. We encourage others to do likewise. These SRH services may include improving access to safe abortion in line with our policy paper on safe and unsafe abortion.

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