§ Mr. Frank Cook
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what contribution his Department has made to the world conservation monitoring centre at Cambridge.
§ Mr. Heathcoat-Amory
The world conservation monitoring centre is funded jointly by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the World Wide Fund for Nature, and the United Nations Environment Programme from their respective subscription incomes, including those from the United Kingdom Government and private sources. The centre also earns income from providing services to customers in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. My Department does not at present directly fund any work at the centre.