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Diplomatic Relations (Conference)

Volume 640: debated on Monday 15 May 1961

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asked the Lord Privy Seal why Her Majesty's Government did not sign the 53-article Convention approved at the Conference for the purpose of preparing a convention on diplomatic relations held in Vienna from 2nd March to 14th April.

The Convention remains open for signature for a whole year. The United Kingdom delegation signed the Final Act recording the results of the Conference, but did not sign the Convention itself so as to give Her Majesty's Government a full opportunity before signature to consider the Convention in all its aspects.