HC Deb 19 January 1998 vol 304 c429W
Mr. Baker

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Chinese authorities in respect of the conditions within Chinese orphanages. [22627]

Mr. Fatchett

[holding answer 12 January 1998]: Orphanages were most recently discussed with the Chinese authorities at the expert level EU/China human rights meeting in Peking on 1–2 December 1997. We participated as a member of the EU Troika. At that meeting the EU agreed a package of technical assistance including projects for the protection of orphans.