Abortion: Northern Ireland

Women and Equalities written question – answered on 15th September 2017.

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Photo of Sarah Champion Sarah Champion Labour, Rotherham

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what changes the Government plans to the funding of the Government Equalities Office to support its work in helping women from Northern Ireland access abortion care in England.

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

On 29 June, the government made clear that we would provide abortions in England without charge for residents of Northern Ireland.

Her Majesty’s Treasury will make the necessary funding available to the Government Equalities Office to facilitate this.

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