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Coercive Abortion And Sterilisation In China

EDM number 369 in 2001-02, proposed by Jim Dobbin on 07/11/2001.

That this House notes the remarks of Nafis Sadiq, the former executive director of UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) that China has every reason to feel proud and pleased with its remarkable achievements in family planning policy and that now China could offer its experience and special experts to other countries; further notes the remarks of Thoraya Obaid, the new head of UNFPA, that China, having adopted practical measures in accordance with the current situation, has scored remarkable achievements in population; further notes that these remarks contradict directly the conclusions reached by Catherine Baber of Amnesty International, following investigations into population control in China, that Amnesty International was especially worried about people being put into detention to put pressure on pregnant relatives to undergo forced abortions and that as far as they were concerned this amounted to torture; and therefore calls upon Her Majesty's Government to end its support for UNFPA in those areas where it remains complicit in forced abortions and compulsory sterilisation.

This motion has been signed by a total of 7 MPs.

Jim Dobbin07/11/2001Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeProposed
Ann Winterton07/11/2001CongletonConservativeSigned
Martin Smyth08/11/2001Belfast SouthUUPSigned
John McDonnell08/11/2001Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Harold Best14/11/2001Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Joe Benton16/11/2001BootleLabourSigned
Rudi Vis30/11/2001Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned

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