§ 42. Mr. Dalyell
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what policy changes have been made by the Overseas Development Administration in response to the recommendations addressed to the Overseas Development Administration by the Select Committee on the Environment relating to rain forests.
§ Mrs. Chalker
The committee's report endorses Britain's approach towards conserving tropical forests.
We are actively pursuing our bilateral forestry initiatives. We are encouraging development banks to review their forest policies. We are working to ensure that a statement of principles on managing the world's forests will be endorsed at the conference on the environment and development by world leaders including our own Prime Minister.