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Antarctic Marine Living Resources (Convention)

Volume 981: debated on Monday 17 March 1980

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will publish the text of the Southern Oceans Convention, with a view to seeking views from hon. Members before the meeting in Canberra.

I have been asked to replyThere is as yet no agreed single text of a Southern Oceans Convention. It is hoped that the meeting in Canberra in May will lead to agreement on a convention for the conservation of Antarctic marine living resources. The text will then be made available to the House in the usual way before ratification.