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Marie Stopes International

Question for Department of Health

UIN 71688, tabled on 24 April 2017

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.

Answered on

27 April 2017

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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