HL Deb 13 December 1999 vol 608 c18WA
Lord Beaumont of Whitley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What assessment they have made of the implications of the GATT Uruguay Round for the protection of the environment. [HL113]

Lord Sainsbury of Turville

There is a steady flow of assessments of the impact of trade measures, including environmental impacts, from academics, governments, NGOs and others. All WTO agreements are subject to regular reviews in the relevant WTO committees, in which the Government participate. The Government support, and have contributed to, the EU's Sustainability Impact Assessment for the proposed new round of multilateral trade negotiations. Such assessments and reviews will be used to help inform our position for negotiating any further trade measures.