HC Deb 02 July 2003 vol 408 c302W
Chris McCafferty

To ask the Minister of State, Department for International Development when the Secretary of State plans to publish her Department's policy paper on Reproductive Health and the Millennium Development Goals, and if she will make a statement. [122920]

Hilary Benn

We are planning to produce a public policy statement on reproductive health, which will set out our position on reproductive health and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), before the end of the year. We intend to consult with non-governmental organisations, international institutions, parliamentarians and other government departments, among others, on this paper.

Reproductive health continues to be a priority for DFID and we remain firmly committed to the 1994 Cairo International Conference on Population and Development target of achieving access to reproductive health for all by 2015. DFID believes that population and reproductive health are fundamental to efforts to tackle poverty and achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

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