HL Deb 12 March 1981 vol 418 cc507-8WA
Lord Brockway

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will support proposals announced by the United Nations Environment Programme for conservation plans in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Gulf regions.

Lord Carrington

Her Majesty's Government are in favour of the Regional Seas Programme put forward by the United Nations Environment Programme. As regards the proposals in this Programme for the Mediterranean and Gulf regions, it is for the states directly concerned to decide how they should best be implemented. As regards the proposals for the Caribbean region, Her Majesty's Government are engaged in consultations on them with our dependent territories and associated states in that region; no decisions have yet been taken on their implementation.