HC Deb 14 June 1982 vol 25 c189W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Prime Minister, pursuant to the general intent expressed in the preamble to the Antarctic treaty whether the Government will recommend the establishment of an international Antarctica authority comparable to the international seabed authority to be formed under the Treaty on the Law of the Sea.

The Prime Minister

No. I believe that the Antarctic Treaty of 1959 is the best framework for collaboration concerning minerals in the Antarctic. Different considerations apply to minerals in the deep sea bed.

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