HC Deb 13 May 1998 vol 312 c118W
Mr. Dafis

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on the recent World Trade Organisation ruling that a United States law protecting sea turtles is incompatible with world trade agreements. [41458]

Angela Eagle

We will read the report of the World Trade Organisation Panel on this case very carefully when it is made available to World Trade Organisation members who are not parties to the dispute in a few weeks' time. It would be premature to draw conclusions before knowing the full detail of the Panel's judgment. The Government will be able to comment once we have the papers and have assessed them.