HC Deb 15 March 1982 vol 20 cc19-20W
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 Department 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.