HC Deb 18 March 1997 vol 292 c561W
Mr. Dafis

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what preparations his Department is making for the UN General Assembly special session to review progress since the Rio Earth summit of 1992 and for the preparatory committees leading up to the summit. [19135]

Mr. Boswell

The Department of the Environment is taking the lead within the Government on preparations for the UN General Assembly special session. Officials in the Ministry have provided advice, as appropriate, for the preparatory discussions taking place in sessions of the secretariat of the UN commission on sustainable development, particularly in relation to agricultural, ocean resource and land use issues.

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