Population Hearing 2007


Oral Evidence

Written Evidence

The report was lauched on Wednesday 31st January 2007. To read the report click here

The Updated Summary and updated Graphs/Tables were launched on Tuesday 14th July 2009. To access the the Report Update Summary click here and for the Graphs/Tables click here

To read the original Report Summay click here. Also available in German and French.

For hard copies contact Ann Mette Kjaerby on or on .

APPG Members Present Return of the Population Growth Factor to Hilary Benn MP, Secretary of State for International Development

l-r: Martyn Jones MP, Viscount Craigavon, Baroness Tonge, Hilary Benn MP, Richard Ottaway MP, Christine McCafferty MP

For Hilary Benn's Statement click here

Press Articles

Click on the relevant publication or organisation to read their article on the APPG Report

The Independent

The Lancet

Press Association

Vancouver Sun (Canada)

Background return to top

In January 2006 the Group announced that it would be holding hearings on Population Growth - its impact on the MDGs. A call for written evidence was circulated to a large number of groups and individuals and was posted on this website. Click here to read the call for evidence.

Nearly fifty written responses were received and have now been posted below.

The Group arranged a series of oral hearings, details of which can be found here. All hearings were held on Monday afternoons between 1530 and 1730 in Committee Room 20 in the House of Commons. All hearings were open for observation to members of the public.

For further information regarding the hearings, contact Ann Mette Kjaerby on or on .

To read the press release, click here.

Oral Evidence return to top

Click on the hearing number to read the evidence transcript.

Hearing One - Monday 8th May 2006 - IPPF; MSI; PSN

Hearing Two - Monday 15th May 2006 - PAI; Planet 21

Hearing Three - Monday 22nd May 2006 - Academics

John Cleland Additional Evidence, Hilary Standing Additional Evidence

Hearing Four - Monday 5th June 2006 - Country Studies

APHRC Additional Evidence

Hearing Five - Monday 12th June 2006 - Gareth Thomas MP, DfID Minister; DfID officials; DEFRA officials

Hearing Six - Monday 19th June 2006 - WHO, UNFPA

WHO Additional Evidence

Hearing Seven - Monday 26th June 2006 - Academics

Malcolm Potts Additional Evidence, Joseph Speidel Additional Evidence

Hearing Eight - Monday 3rd July 2006 - Francis Kissling, President CFFC; Sir David King, Chief Scientific Adviser

Written Evidence return to top

Click on the links to read the evidence

1.1 ICOMP (International Council on Management of Population Programmes)

Letter, Evidence, Additional Evidence

1.2 IPPF (International Planned Parenthood Federation) Letter, Evidence
1.3 MSI (Marie Stopes International) Letter, Evidence
1.4 PAI (Population Action International)

Letter, Evidence

1.5 Karen Newman, International Development Consultant Letter, Evidence
Environmental Organisations and Population NGOs
2.1 Prof Chris Rapley, British Antarctic Survey (personal capacity) Evidence
2.2 Planet 21 Letter, Evidence
2.3 Optimum Population Trust Letter, Evidence
2.4 The Population Institute Letter, Evidence
2.5 Population and Sustainability Network Evidence
UN Organisations
3.1 Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of UN - Gender and Population Division Evidence
3.2 UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) Letter & Evidence, Booklet
3.3 UN Economic Commission for Africa Letter & Evidence
3.4 UN High Commissioner for Refugees Letter, Report 1, Report 2
3.5 World Health Organisation Evidence
3.6 UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) Letter, Evidence
3.7 UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Evidence
3.8 UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Letter, Report 1, Report 2
3.9 UN Environment Programme Letter & Summary, ,
4.1 UK Department for International Development (DfID) Letter, Evidence Summary, Evidence
4.2 UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Letter
4.3 Marion van Schaik, Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs (personal capacity) Presentation
4.4 Commissioner Louis Michel, Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, European Commission Evidence
4.5 Sir David King, Chief Scientific Adviser to HM Government, UK Evidence
Country Studies
5.1 Nepal by Medini Bhandari, Syracuse University, USA Evidence
5.2 Nigeria by African Foundation for Population and Development (AFPODEV) Letter, Evidence
5.3 Andhra Pradesh, India by Overseas Development Institute Evidence
5.4 Gujarat, India by Gramin Vikas Trust Evidence
5.5 Pakistan by Ms Gul-e-farkhanda Siddiqui MP, Chair of the National Assembly on Population Welfare, Pakistan Evidence
5.6 Philippines by PATH Foundation Philippines, Inc. Letter, Evidence
5.7 China by Dr Baige Zhao, Vice Minister, National Population & Family Planning Commission, China Preliminary Evidence, Main Evidence
6.1 World Bank Letter, Global Monitoring Report
6.2 IMF

Letter, Summary, Report 1, Report 2, Report 3, Report 4, Report 5, Report 6, Report 7

6.3 The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Evidence
6.4 Catholics for a Free Choice Letter, Evidence
6.5 Commonwealth Medical Trust (Commat) Letter, Evidence
7.1 Dr Alex Ezeh, The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) Evidence, Appendix 1, Appendix 2-4
7.2 Prof Aubrey Manning, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Edinburgh Letter, Evidence
7.3 Dr Colin Butler, Benevolent Organisation for Development Health and Insight (BODHI) Letter, Evidence
7.4 Paul Allen, Development Director, Centre for Alternative Technology Charity Ltd Evidence
7.5 Dr Ernestina Coast & Dr Tiziana Leone, Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics Letter, Evidence
7.6 Prof John Cleland, Dr John Blacker, Dr Susannah Mayhew, Dr Oona Campbell, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Evidence
7.7 Dr Malcolm Potts, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, USA Letter, Evidence
7.8 Michael Lipton & Robert Eastwood, University of Sussex Evidence
7.9 Dr Ndola Prata, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, USA Letter, Evidence
7.10 Prof Ronald Skeldon, Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty, University of Sussex Letter, Evidence
7.11 Dr Hilary Standing, Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex Evidence
7.12 Prof Joseph Speidel, Bixby Center for Reproductive Health Research and Policy, University of California, San Fransisco, USA Letter, Evidence
General NGOs
8.1 Help Age International Letter, Evidence
8.2 Homeless International Evidence