§ Mr. Alton
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) on what occasions his officials have visited the Chinese Family Planning Association, or the Chinese State Family Planning Commission, to observe and inspect their work; and if he will make a statement;
(2) on what occasions his officials have visited China with the purpose of inspecting the effects of Chinese population control policies at district and factory level; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
[holding answers 25 October 1993]: As previously explained, the main source of information about the Chinese Family Planning Association is the International Planned Parenthood Federation. Additional information on Chinese family planning policies is obtained from officials of the British embassy in Peking.