HC Deb 28 July 1983 vol 46 cc589-90W
Mr. Terry Davis

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what steps have been taken by Her Majesty's Government since the world population conference in Bucharest in 1974 to implement the decisions on recommendation for action agreed at that conference.

Mr. John Patten

The world population plan of action, which was adopted at the world population conference in Bucharest in 1974 is a long document which covers many different activities related to population. The United Kindom, in collaboration with other Governments and inter-Governmental and non-governmental organisations plays a continuing role in assisting in the implementation of this plan of action in developing countries. In respect of the United Kingdom itself, the Government had already by 1974 adopted policies to put into effect the main recommendations of the plan. Detailed steps have been taken over the years to improve their effectiveness.