HC Deb 14 July 1992 vol 211 c583W
Mr. Dafis

To ask the Prime Minister if he will make it his policy to ensure that the "Agenda 21" agreement at the Earth summit is given equal status in legal terms to the general agreement on tariffs and trade.

The Prime Minister

Governments agreed agenda 21 as a dynamic framework for action reflecting political commitment at the highest level. It is not, however, intended to be a legally binding document. My EC and G7 colleagues have endorsed my plan for ensuring that agenda 21 and the other Rio agreements are implemented effectively, including through the preparation of national reports for the UN Sustainable Development Commission.

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