§ Q76. Mr. Dalyell
To ask the Prime Minister what assessments she has made of Her Majesty's Government's financial assignment for helping preservation of the rain forests; and what study she has made of proposals to give intellectual property rights to indigenous peoples.
§ Sir Geoffrey Howe
I have been asked to reply.676W
British aid for tropical forestry is continuously monitored and assessed by the ODA. On intellectual property rights, my hon. and learned Friend the Minister for Industry wrote to the hon. Member on 24 May. ODA officials met Dr. Darrell Posey on 16 May and the issue is under study.