§ Mr. Gardiner
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when the inter-departmental ministerial group on biodiversity will discuss bushmeat 
§ Mr. Morley
I have been asked to reply.
The first meeting of this group is likely to take place soon after my return from the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity later this month. Bushmeat is an issue that the Group will want to consider, but all arrangements for this meeting, including the agenda, still have to be finalised.