HC Deb 14 October 1991 vol 196 c57W
Mr. Corbyn

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will bring forward legislation to enshrine in British law the 50-year moratorium on mining in the Antarctic agreed at the Madrid conference; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Garel-Jones

We shall introduce legislation to implement the provisions of the protocol on environmental protection to the Antarctic treaty, including the ban on mineral activity, when the business of the House permits.