HC Deb 14 March 2001 vol 364 c658W
17. Mr. Colman

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will make a statement on her discussions with other Governments on a new WTO round of negotiations. [152225]

Clare Short

I have recently visited India and South Africa, where I spoke with political leaders about the need for a "Development Round" of trade negotiations. I stay in regular contact with Pascal Lamy, the EU' s Trade Commissioner. Later this month I am hosting a meeting of EU Development Ministers, at which the Directors General of the World Trade Organisation and United Nations on Trade and Development will speak. DTI Ministers, officials and my officials are also working hard to build a consensus on a new trade round with developing countries.

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