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Rain Forests: Brazil

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 8th June 2011.

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Photo of Laurence Robertson Laurence Robertson Chair, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the Government of Brazil on the deforestation of the Amazon region and its likely effects on the environment; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of James Paice James Paice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

holding answer 7 June 2011

The Secretary of State visited Brazil in April and held constructive discussions with the Government to discuss deforestation and the associated biodiversity loss, with particular reference to the Amazon and Cerrado.

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