HC Deb 06 November 1996 vol 284 cc587-8W
Mr. Bennett

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what is his policy in respect of the Singapore conference on trade and the environment in respect of accommodating environmental good practice within World Trade Organisation rules. [539]

Mr. Greg Knight

The Singapore ministerial meeting in December will be an important first opportunity to take stock of the work of the World Trade Organisation's committee on trade and environment. The Government continue to support the EU's work in this committee—for example, in its efforts to clarify the relationship between multilateral environmental agreements and World Trade Organisation rules. The Government support further work by the committee after the Singapore ministerial conference.