Health written question – answered on 8th May 2014.

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Photo of John Glen John Glen Conservative, Salisbury

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that the quality and content of advice published by independent abortion providers accords with that of his Department and the Royal colleges.

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

Medical practitioners carrying out terminations of pregnancy must comply with the Abortion Act 1967. Independent sector providers approved to perform abortions by the Secretary of State for Health must comply with the Required Standard Operating Procedures as a condition of approval.

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