HC Deb 27 October 1997 vol 299 c669W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to meet representatives from(a) anti-slavery and child welfare organisations, (b) the United Nations and (c) west African Governments to discuss the trafficking of children in west Africa; and if he will make a statement. [12895]

Mr. Tony Lloyd

We deplore the practice of child trafficking. We have given strong support to the work of the United Nations, including the special rapporteur on the sale of children, in monitoring and combating it. We will continue to work for an end to the practice with relevant Governments and non-governmental organisations concerned with the issue.