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Mercenaries

Volume 181: debated on Friday 23 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he has any proposals to implement the international convention against the recruitment, use, financing and training of mercenaries adopted by the United Nations in December 1989; and if he will make a statement.

We are examining carefully the convention against the recruitment, use, financing and training of mercenaries against the background of current United Kingdom legislation. We hope to reach a decision soon.