§ Sir Thomas Arnold
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list those international treaties, agreements and protocols covering environmental matters to which the United Kingdom is a signatory.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
The information requested is not readily available and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office treaty index contains details of over 10,000 international treaties, agreements and protocols, many of which have environmental implications. The United Nations environment programme recorded in 1989 140 major treaties and other agreements directly concerned with the environment.