HC Deb 05 May 2000 vol 349 c227W
Mr. McGrady

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will consult with hon. Members on the United Kingdom strategy for the June 2000 OSPAR Conference in Copenhagen, prior to finalising the UK submission. [120711]

Mr. Meacher

I have regularly set out in a written parliamentary answer the main lines which the United Kingdom delegation will take at the annual meetings of the OSPAR Commission for the protection of the marine environment of the North East Atlantic. I intend to continue this practice for the next annual meeting in June in Copenhagen. If any hon. Members have any points that they would wish the Government to take into account in this context, I shall be glad if they will let me know, so that I can consider them. I would be happy to receive a delegation of MPs to discuss this.