HL Deb 21 October 1998 vol 593 cc151-2WA
Lord Alton of Liverpool

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What representations were made to the Chinese Government during the Prime Minister's visit to China about their coercive one-child policy, and their pursuit of forced sterilisation and forced abortion of women who have more than one child. [HL3382]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

The issue of China's population policies was not raised during the Prime Minister's visit to China.

China's population policies are regularly addressed in multilateral fora such as the UN Population Fund and International Planned Parenthood Federation, to which the UK is a major contributor.