HC Deb 25 March 1991 vol 188 c337W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is Her Majesty's Government's policy towards the inclusion of a commitment to the precautionary principle in the climate convention currently under inter-governmental negotiation.

Mr. Baldry

Negotiations for a framework convention on climate change are taking place under an inter-governmental negotiating committee established by the United Nations General Assembly. The United Kingdom is playing an active role in the negotiations and we hope that the convention will include an expression of the need for precautionary action in the face of serious or irreversible threats of environmental degradation.