As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.
after `overseas aid' insert `further notes that the Cairo Programme of Action of the 1994 UN International Conference on Population and Development identified at least 350 million couples world wide without access to a full range of family planning services and set a target of reducing infant mortality rates by one third by the year 2000; supports the Government policy "Children by choice not chance"; and calls for a sustained and steady increase in investment in reproductive and sexual health services in the overseas aid budget from the present 3% to the 4% Cairo target.'.
That this House affirms the importance of British overseas aid to the developing world; notes that properly targeted aid is a sound investment for the British taxpayer and can assist in preventing conflicts; further notes that despite a commitment from the Government to progress towards the United Nations recommended minimum expenditure of 0.7 per cent. of gross domestic product that the overseas aid budget has been continually cut back and deplores the recently announced cut of ú180 million, a sum equivalent to an 8.4 per cent. reduction in overseas aid; and calls on the Government, in the light of current crisis in Central Africa and famine conditions elsewhere, to abandon the proposed cut in overseas aid.