HL Deb 04 November 1997 vol 582 c277WA
Lord Alton of Liverpool

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether, in the light of recent riots against China's one child policy and the coercive sterilisation and forced abortion of Chinese women, they will end their funding, via the International Planned Parenthood Federation and the United Nations Family Planning Association, of the Chinese Population Association.

Lord Whitty

Both the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) encourage observance of the standards of family planning agreed at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development. We will continue to fund them. Both organisations oppose coercive sterilisation and forced abortion. In China, IPPF undertakes its work in partnership with the Chinese Family Planning Association to help it provide the public with information and education about good family planning practice.