HC Deb 05 November 1992 vol 213 c365W
Mr. Dafis

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make it his policy to encourage the involvement of non-governmental organisations in the drafting and negotiation of future treaties and agreements related to biodiversity.

Mr. Maclean

Non-governmental organisations were involved throughout the preparations leading up to the agreement of the convention on biological diversity, in particular through the Advisory Group on Biological Diversity.

We will continue to involve non governmental organisations in taking forward this convention and in other biodiversity-related work.