§ Mr. Dalyell
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the results of the Minister for Overseas Development's visit to Brazilian and Amazon rain forest projects for Brazilian-British co-operation in conserving rain forests.
§ Mrs. Chalker
My visit was valuable in giving me a closer understanding of the issues involved. I am convinced that our environmental co-operation programme with Brazil is on the right lines and that we should press on with developing our programme in both the urban and the rain forest sectors. I am pleased to have been able to sign agreements on projects in both areas.
I also look forward to new project proposals emerging as a result of the Anglo-Brazilian environmental conference, which I opened in Brasilia.