HL Deb 06 October 1981 vol 424 cc99-100WA
Lord Brockway

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What decisions were reached at the conference of 22 nations in Mexico in August to prepare for the summit meeting in October to end the gulf between rich and poor nations.

Lord Trefgarne

The conference decided on the format for the forthcoming Summit at Cancun, Mexico. It was further agreed not to engage in detailed negotiations but to provide an opportunity for an informal exchange of views on a number of major issues including food security, agricultural development, trade and industrialisation, energy, and monetary and financial issues.