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Marie Stopes International: Abortion

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 102665, tabled on 13 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much funding from the public purse has been allocated to Marie Stopes International over the last five years for spending overseas (a) in total and (b) on the provision of abortion.

Answered on

21 October 2020

(a) From January 2015 to December 2019 FCDO allocated a total of £240 million to Marie Stopes International (MSI), broken down as follows:

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

£38,808,563

£42,970,672

£47,347,033

£62,344,791

£48,686,615

Comparable figures beyond December 2019 are not yet available.

(b) As FCDO takes an integrated approach to our programming on sexual and reproductive health and rights, it is not possible to give a specific figure for our funding to MSI for the provision of safe abortion services.