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International Tropical Timber Organisation

Volume 81: debated on Wednesday 19 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) whether he will now agree to offer financial inducements to locate the headquarter's organisation of the newly created tropical timber agreement in London, comparable to those made by the Governments of Belgium, France, Greece, ldonesia, Japan and the Netherlands; and if he will make a statement;(2) whether he will consider making a voluntary contribution to the organisation of the tropical timber agreement headquarters if it agrees to situate itself in London; and if he will make a statement.

No. The Government are not prepared to offer the International Tropical Timber Organisation better arrangements than those which have been made for the international commodity organisations whose head-quarters are already in London.