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DFID AND ABORTION FUNDING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1011: tabled on 02 March 2017

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 6 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 notes that Lilianne Ploumen, the Dutch International Development Minister, has urged the Government to join countries in contributing to the Dutch abortion fund set up in response to the Mexico City Policy; recognises that the Department for International Development is already contributing £334.9 million to overseas aid programmes for population programmes, abortion and reproductive health in 2016-17; acknowledges that UK funding to Marie Stopes International has doubled over the last four years, 2012 to 2016, with £44.5 million being given in 2016; and believes that it is unnecessary and imprudent to commit more Government spending and increase the UK's contribution to abortions overseas at a time when other domestic budgets are being cut.