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Rights Of The Child

Volume 176: debated on Wednesday 11 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he has yet set the timetable for ratification of the United Nations convention on the rights of the child; and if he will make a statement.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Clydesdale (Mr. Hood) on 9 May.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he has yet set a timetable for the ratification of the United Nations convention on the rights of the child; and if he will make a statement.

The United Kingdom signed the United Nations convention on the rights of the child on 19 April 1990. We intend to ratify the convention as soon as possible.