HL Deb 19 May 1997 vol 580 c144

3.24 p.m.

Lord Avebury

My Lords, I beg to introduce a Bill to amend the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 to enable criminal proceedings to be taken in the United Kingdom for breach of Article 3 of the conventions. I beg to move that this Bill be now read a first time.

Moved, That the Bill be now read a first time.—(Lord Avebury.)

On Question, Bill read a first time, and to be printed.