§ Dr. Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what decisions were agreed on the transfrontier transport of toxic materials at working group 11 of the third preparatory committee meeting of the United Nations conference on environment and development in August and September 1991.
§ Mr. Baldry
The United Nations conference on the environment and development working group considered proposals relating to the transfrontier transport of toxic materials for the UNCED action plan (agenda 21). These will now be revised for consideration by the preparatory committee at its fourth session in March 1992. The Government believe the conference can give further impetus to international moves to greater self-sufficiency in waste disposal and improved waste management, including the needs of developing countries.