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Volume 169: debated on Tuesday 13 March 1990

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To ask the Prime Minister what recent representations she has received relating to Government action to conserve biodiversity.

I receive many representations on a wide range of subjects concerned with the environment. These include the need to conserve biodiversity, particularly in tropical forests. The further £100 million which we have allocated over the next three years to tropical forestry activities will contribute to the maintenance of biological diversity. In my speech to the United Nations General Assembly last November I indicated my support for a global convention on the environment which would help to conserve biodiversity.