Department of Health written question – answered on 5th February 2015.

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Photo of David Burrowes David Burrowes Conservative, Enfield, Southgate

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what procedures apply to independent sector places when there has been a failure to comply with the requirements of the revised Procedures for the Approval of Independent Sector Places for the Termination of Pregnancy and his Department's Guidance in Relation to the Requirements of the Abortion Act, both published in May 2014.

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

Holding answer received on 29 January 2015

Failure to comply with the Required Standard Operating Procedures is considered on a case by case basis. Investigations into breaches of the Abortion Act are a matter for the police.

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