To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much has been spent from the public purse on supporting women travelling from Northern Ireland to England and Wales for the purposes of abortion since 2018 .
27 March 2020
The cost of supporting women travelling from Northern Ireland to England to access abortion services in 2018/19 was around £1.08 million. This includes the cost of the procedure and travel and accommodation. The cost of this scheme is met by the Government Equalities Office through funding provided by HM Treasury. The cost of the scheme for 2019/20 is not yet known.