Marie Stopes International

Department of Health written question – answered on 27th April 2017.

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Photo of Fiona Bruce Fiona Bruce Chair, International Development Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been spent from the public purse on the provision of abortions by Marie Stopes UK (a) within and (b) outside the UK in each of the last five years.

Photo of Nicola Blackwood Nicola Blackwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Information on National Health Service expenditure on the provision of abortions by Marie Stopes UK is not collected centrally.

Over the past five years, United Kingdom Government funding has provided central support to Marie Stopes International’s (MSI) developing country portfolio of 29 countries, and Department for International Development (DFID) specific programmes in Bangladesh, Kenya, Malawi, Pakistan and Sierra Leone. Over this period, DFID direct funding to MSI was £163.01 million.

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