§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
The United Kingdom state delegation to the 18th general assembly of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources explained that it could not support resolution 18/7 on Antarctica because the resolution endorsed only one possible mechanism for the comprehensive protection of the Antarctic environment. Had the general assembly been required to vote on that resolution the United Kingdom state delegation would have abstained. The state delegations of the United States of America and Norway associated themselves with the United Kingdom's position. A copy of the delegation's statement is being placed in the Library of the House.