HC Deb 25 June 1997 vol 296 c557W
19. Mr. Illsley

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps she plans following the Prime Minister's announcements at UN General Assembly special session concerning the promoting of sustainable development. [3874]

Clare Short

My Department will follow through the Prime Minister's commitment to sustainable development and combatting poverty in the forthcoming White Paper and play a key role in the initiatives announced on climate change and energy efficiency, forests and fresh water as well as the replenishment of the global environment facility.