asked the Minister of Overseas Development whether she will make a statement on the progress made in implementing the Lomé Agreement.
asked the Minister of Overseas Development if she will make a statement on the working of the Lomé Agreement.
:The Lomé Convention will not come fully into force until it has been ratified by the member States and two-thirds of the ACP States. Meanwhile the protocol on sugar came into effect on 1st March and signatory States have undertaken to give effect unilaterally, as from 1st July, to the trade provisions of the convention and to the agreed arrangements on rum, bananas and fishing activities. An interim committee of representatives of the signatory States is being set up to consider implementation of other provisions.