HC Deb 25 June 1997 vol 296 c559W
28. Mr. Ottaway

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what policies she has to address the issue of world population growth. [3884]

Clare Short

Our priority is for the elimination of poverty through sustainable development. This goal is impossible to achieve without the early stabilisation of world population. More and more people want to plan their families, have fewer children and give them a better start in life. Many millions are unable to do so. Strategies which improve access to family planning and other reproductive health services will be at the forefront of our international development partnerships.

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