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.