§ Mr. Dalyell
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to the letter of 3 November from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State my hon. Friend the Member for Sunderland, South (Mr. Mullin) to the hon. Member for Linlithgow, reference CM/20311/99, if he will make a statement on progress at the Conference of the Parties at the Bonn Convention in respect of sensitive species, with particular reference to dolphins, turtles and albatross. 
§ Mr. Mullin
The proceedings of the sixth Conference of the Parties to the Bonn Convention began on Wednesday and will continue until Tuesday of next week. It is too early at present to say how these discussions are going.