Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 13 July 2023.

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Photo of Scott Benton Scott Benton Independent, Blackpool South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the legal time limit for abortions.

Photo of Maria Caulfield Maria Caulfield The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Business and Trade) (Minister for Women)

No assessment has been made. As with other matters of conscience, abortion is an issue on which the Government adopts a neutral stance. Any change to the law in this area would be a matter of conscience for individual Parliamentarians rather than for the Government.

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