§ Mr. Chris Smith
asked the Prime Minister if, further to her reply to the hon. Member for South Shields (Dr. Clark), 24 June, Official Report, column 292, she will indicate why the proceedings of the Committee on International Trade in Endangered Species Regulations are confidential.
§ The Prime Minister
The United Kingdom is observing the rules of procedure for this committee which state that the proceedings shall be confidential. This is the normal practice for committees of this nature.