§ 1. Mr. Michael Brown
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to extend the Abortion Act 1967 to Northern Ireland. 
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (Mr. Malcolm Moss)
I have no plans to extend the Act to Northern Ireland.
§ Mr. Moss
The Government did not include Northern Ireland in the Abortion Act because at that time they considered the reform of social law in that very sensitive area to be a proper matter for a devolved administration; that remains the Government's view.
§ Dr. Hendron
The Minister will recall that, last year, an all-party delegation met the Prime Minister to discuss that question, and we all expressed our absolute and total opposition to any extension of the 1967 Act to Northern Ireland. I hope that the Secretary of State or the Minister will confirm that the Government will make no effort to extend that Act.
§ Mrs. Ann Winterton
My hon. Friend might like to know that I led that delegation to meet the Prime Minister, and I and other hon. Members are delighted to learn that the policy has not changed. It has the personal support of 1282 the Prime Minister and the unequivocal and unanimous support of hon. Members from all political parties in the House that represent the Province.