§ Lord Carver
asked Her Majesty's Government:
When it expects to respond to the report by the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology on the greenhouse effect.
§ Lord Hesketh
We have today laid before the House the Government's response to this report. The committeee produced a detailed and thorough report and we broadly welcome its conclusions. The report stressed the need for continued research into the science of climate change. We have already responded to this need by announcing significant increases in our funding for climate-related research in the coming year. The report also emphasised the importance of seeking a global solution to this global problem and we will continue to play an active and constructive role in the work of the Inter-governmental Panel of Climate Change and in promoting an international framework convention on climate change.