HC Deb 24 February 1972 vol 831 cc364-5W
Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the reasons for the postponement of the meeting of senior advisers to governments for the exchange of environmental information; and why the venue is being changed from Geneva to Belgrade.

Mr. Anthony Royle

The meeting of the Senior Environmental Advisers of the Economic Commission for Europe has been postponed pending agreement on terms under which the German Democratic Republic, which is not a member of the Commission, might participate. The possibility of holding a meeting in Belgrade rather than in Geneva, the seat of the Economic Commission for Europe, is one aspect still under discussion. We very much hope that agreement will shortly be reached.