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ONE CHILD POLICY IN CHINA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 38: tabled on 25 May 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 11 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes recent reports that 21 foetuses and baby bodies were discarded in the Guangfu River, Jining City, China; further notes that the one child policy in China limits most couples to one child; further notes with concern increasing evidence, including from official sources, that the Chinese authorities continue to employ compulsory abortion and sterilisation as an official policy; and calls on the government of China to cease coercive measures, including forced abortion and sterilisation.