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China: Prisoners

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL2198, tabled on 4 March 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 2 March (HL Deb, col 390), what steps they are taking to ensure that companies registered in the UK are not contributing to forced organ harvesting in China.

Answered on

18 March 2020

We encourage UK businesses to conduct appropriate due diligence to satisfy themselves that their activities do not support, or risk being seen to be supporting, any human rights violations or abuses. The Government's position remains that, if true, the practice of systematic, state-sponsored organ harvesting would constitute a gross violation of human rights.