HC Deb 13 December 1988 vol 143 c504W
Dr. Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if any departmental representation was made, and papers presented at(a) the 33-nation international conference on greenhouse effect and global warming, held in Geneva in November and (b) the world congress on climate and development and the greenhouse problem held in Hamburg from 7 to 10 November.

Mr. Michael Spicer

No representatives from my Department attended either meeting. Representatives from the Department of the Environment and the Meteorological Office actively participated in the Geneva meeting of the intergovernmental panel on climate change. Dr. Houghton, director general of the Meteorological Office, is to chair one of the three working groups that were set up at the meeting. A representative from the Department of the Environment attended the Hamburg conference.