Abortion

Health written question – answered on 8th May 2014.

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Photo of Steven Baker Steven Baker Conservative, Wycombe

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that the cases of the 67 doctors who were found to have pre-signed abortion referral forms following investigations by the Care Quality Commission in 2012 are referred to the police.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Allegations referred to the Department were passed on to the relevant police forces for them to investigate. Other allegations of pre-signing were investigated by the General Medical Council. Decisions about whether to prosecute rest with the Crown Prosecution Service.

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