§ Mr. Mather
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make representations at the Governing Council Meeting of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) that an international conference should be convened under its auspices to agree on a comprehensive United Nations convention on cetaceans.
§ Mr. Bishop
It is the Government's policy to play a full part in the conservation of cetaceans through all the international organisations concerned. The most important of them is the International Whaling Commission which co-operates with FAO and UNEP.