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PUBLIC HEALTH AND ACCESS TO CONTRACEPTIVE SERVICES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 271: tabled on 08 July 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 5 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House is extremely concerned about the proposed £200 million cuts to public health budgets this year; is alarmed that already stretched contraceptive care and services are likely to be at risk, leaving women without good access to a full range of contraceptive options that can allow them to plan for their families and avoid unintended and unwanted pregnancies; questions the rationale of these cuts when the Department of Health itself has said that £1 spent on contraception averts £11 in associated costs; and calls on the Government to work with local authorities to ensure that decisions are not taken that inadvertently lead to an increase in the number of unintended pregnancies and the considerable associated costs to individuals, families and society as a whole.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.