HC Deb 22 January 1998 vol 304 c651W
Mr. Matthew Taylor

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if the Government will seek an amendment to the Multilateral Agreement on Investments to include a legally binding obligation for multinationals to provide an independent environmental and social audit in their annual reports. [24518]

Mrs. Roche

We do not intend to seek such an amendment—the MAI is not an appropriate vehicle for international rule-making on company reports.