HC Deb 01 July 1997 vol 297 c129W
Mr. Baker

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will list the actions taken by the Government, pursuant to the Agreement for Small Cetaceans in the Baltic and North Seas. [6007]

Angela Eagle

The UK has taken forward numerous measures to implement the Resolution on the implementation of a Conservation and Management Plan, adopted by the Parties at Stockholm in September 1994. The Resolution established the following as priority actions: reduction of pollution; reduction of direct interaction with fisheries; reduction of indirect interactions with fisheries; reduction of disturbance; reduction of indirect disturbance; monitoring, status and population studies; education and promotion; and administration.

The UK has produced a report on actions taken between April 1992 and March 1996. A copy of that report will be made available to the hon. Member.