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Doha Trade Round

Volume 454: debated on Monday 11 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the prospects for resurrecting the Doha trade talks. (105187)

I have been asked to reply.

The Government welcome the resumption of discussions in the World Trade Organisation Working Groups in Geneva since mid-November. This is a positive development, and it is important that all WTO members capitalise on the new momentum. The Government's priority is to encourage WTO members to show additional flexibility and commitment during the window of opportunity to deliver real progress towards an ambitious, pro-development outcome to the Doha Development Agenda (DDA).