§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, pursuant to his answer of 7 June,Official Report, column 113, if he will make a statement on the issues discussed and decisions taken at the Trondheim biodiversity conference in May.
§ Mr. Yeo
The Trondheim conference on biodiversity, convened by the United Nations Environment Programme, discussed a large range of issues associated with the provisions of the convention on biological diversity. This was one of a number of meetings being held to provide expert opinion which will inform the decisions to be made by the intergovernmental negotiating committee and in time by the conference of the parties to the convention.