§ Mr. David Atkinson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services in what ways the British pregnancy advisory service benefits from public funds for the purpose of carrying out abortions; and by how much in the current year.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
The British pregnancy advisory service receives no grant from the Department20W but I understand that it provides counselling or abortions for NHS patients on behalf of a number of NHS authorities. The total cost of these arrangements is not known centrally.