HC Deb 21 May 1993 vol 225 c349W
Mr. Dafis

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement outlining the policy of the United Kingdom Government on negotiations to agree an international convention to combat desertification.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

We are participating in the negotiations. Our view is that the convention should provide a framework for effective national programmes of action concentrating on the principal causes of land degradation.