§ Ms. Walley
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will make a statement of the Government's position on making Antarctica a nature reserve free of mineral exploration.
§ Mr. Maude
We remain totally committed to the protection of the Antarctica environment and support current proposals to introduce comprehensive measures to enhance environmental protection. We do not, however,302W home district health authority, except for out-patient attendances at accident and emergency departments. Regional health authorities will have discretion to take account of local circumstances in making allocations to district health authorities, including where relevant exceptional demands imposed on A and E departments by tourism.