HC Deb 04 February 1997 vol 289 c533W
Mr. Meacher

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what consultations he has had with(a) environmental, (b) industrial and (c) other non-Governmental organisations, on the United Kingdom's input to the proposed agenda for the United Nations General Assembly special session on the environment to review progress since the Rio earth summit in 1992; and what future consultations he plans. [13851]

Mr. Gummer

My Department issued on 30 December a consultation paper entitled "Five Years On From Rio: Special Session of the UN General Assembly: UK Position Paper". This was sent to a wide range of bodies, including those from industry, environmental and other non-governmental organisations. A copy of the paper was placed in the Library. I will consider the need for further steps in the light of comments received.