Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Geoff Hoon (Minister of State (Europe), Foreign & Commonwealth Office; Ashfield, Labour)
That is certainly one of the United Kingdom's ambitions as we discuss the way forward on climate change with Germany, which holds the EU presidency for the moment, and with other member states. My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister has led Europe on this issue and he continues to be determined to secure an agreement. I am grateful to my hon. Friend for his observations. An important aspect of the British Government's negotiating strategy during the German presidency is that we should achieve improvements, especially on the trading scheme.