Health written question – answered on 8th May 2014.

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Photo of Julian Brazier Julian Brazier Conservative, Canterbury

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions his Department has had with the General Medical Council about the pre-signing of abortion certificates since January 2012.

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

Departmental officials have met with the General Medical Council (GMC) on several occasions since February 2012 where abortion issues, including pre-signing of abortion HSA1 certificates, were discussed. In addition, I also met with the GMC recently to discuss abortion issues.

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