Maternity Services: Northern Ireland

Women and Equalities written question – answered on 27th July 2017.

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Photo of Paul Girvan Paul Girvan Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Education), Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport)

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether the Government plans to offer support to Northern Irish women to carry their children through to term in the light of the support it is extending to women in Northern Ireland seeking support to have an abortion on the NHS in England.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton Minister of State (Department for Education), Minister for Women

Healthcare is devolved to Northern Ireland so this is a matter for the Northern Ireland (NI) Government. The recent decision to fund abortions in England for women usually resident in NI does not affect this position.

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