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Abortion: Health Services

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 137338, tabled on 13 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what representations his Department has received on the effect of the Government's decision to allow self-administered medical abortions at home without in-person consultation on the ability of (a) women to provide informed consent and (b) medical professionals to assess whether informed consent has been given in those circumstances.

Answered on

9 February 2021

A search of the Department’s Ministerial correspondence database has identified no items of correspondence received since March 2020. This figure represents correspondence received by the Department’s Ministerial correspondence unit only.

We have no central record of any other representations and to obtain it would incur disproportionate cost.