HC Deb 25 January 1989 vol 145 c635W
35. Mr. Clay

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on his visit to Beijing to discuss the effects of chlorofluorocarbons on the global environment.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State had very useful discussions in December and was impressed by the understanding of the Chinese Government of the effects of chlorofluorocarbons on the ozone layer and by their appreciation of the gravity of the possible effect of CFCs on world climate. China has given an enthusiastic and positive response to our initiative in holding a major international conference in March on "Saving the Ozone Layer" and is considering the most appropriate senior level of representation.

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