§ 55. Mr. Dalyell
To ask the Minister for the Civil Service if the Civil Service college has any plans to include rain forest issues in its general training programmes on environmental awareness.
§ Mr. Dalyell
Added to a session on the greenhouse effect, which one welcomes, could there be a similar seminar at the college on issues—climatological and otherwise—arising from the botanical and biological holocaust that is taking place in the rain forests of the world? Given world weather patterns, it could affect us in a most severe way.
§ Mr. Luce
I admire the hon. Gentleman for the persistence with which he pursues this important matter. I should point out that training at the Civil Service college is principally geared to training for better management. Clearly, if there are opportunities such as the one that I have demonstrated to bring in wider environmental issues, the college will take them.