HC Deb 13 February 2004 vol 418 c112W
Bob Spink

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations he has received from the World Trade Organisation on(a) meeting the targets and (b) implementing the policies agreed in Cancun. [155150]

Hilary Benn

Since Cancun all World Trade Organisation members have committed themselves to working to implement the Doha development commitments. While this is welcome, it is imperative that we turn these commitments into progress. The recent WTO General Council agreed on chairs being appointed to the general council and the negotiating groups. We must now seek to ensure that these negotiating groups agree adequate work plans on agriculture and Non Agricultural Market Access (NAMA), and on a resolution to the Singapore issues.

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