§ Ms McCafferty
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations she has made to her American counterpart concerning the USA's international reproductive health policy. 
§ Clare Short
I have as yet had no contact with the new US Administration. The implications of the decision announced by President Bush on 22 January will become clearer as new guidance is issued. This decision by the US Administration will make no difference to the commitment of our Government to helping poor people access good quality family planning and sexual and reproductive health services.