§ Mr. McAllion
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the tropical forestry action plan was last reviewed at a meeting of Economic Community Development Ministers; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Chalker
On 29 May, European Community Development Ministers discussed the preservation, rehabilitation and sustainable development of tropical forests, including the role of the tropical forestry action plan. The final resolution welcomed the review of the TFAP now under way, and at my suggestion was amended to ensure that at a future meeting Ministers will consider the results of the review and how the TFAP can be made more effective.