To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on (a) the seminar hosted by Her Majesty's Government on 5 February on the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development and (b) the reception given to his presentation to the final preparation committee meeting for UNCED in New York on 2 March.
On 5 March my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister met representatives of leading environment, development and business organisations who made presentations on their objectives for UNCED. This was followed by a general discussion. The speech which my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment gave to the meeting of the UNCED preparatory committee on 2 March was very well received.