§ 42. Miss Widdecombe
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration was given to the representations received on his decision not to direct the coroner to hold an inquest into the death of the Carlisle baby.
§ 73. Sir Bernard Braine
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has any plans to increase the maximum sentences available to those found guilty of performing abortions contrary to sections 57 and 58 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 and the Infant Life Preservation Act 1929.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
No. Procurement of an abortion already carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.