HL Deb 23 April 1968 vol 291 c620WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What Governments have ratified the Geneva Protocol forbidding the first use of chemical and biological weapons of war.


The following countries have become parties, either by signature and ratification, or by accession, to the Geneva Protocol of 1925, under which parties accepted the prohibition of the use in war of asphyxiating, poisonous or other gases, and of all analogous liquids, materials or devices, and agreed to extend this prohibition to the use of bacteriological methods of warfare:—Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Ceylon, Chile, Chinese People's Republic, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, (Estonia), Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Federal Republic of Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Irish Republic, Italy, (Latvia), Liberia, (Lithuania), Luxembourg, Malagasy Republic, Maldive Islands, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanganyika, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, U.S.S.R., United Arab Republic, United Kingdom, Vatican, Venezuela, Yugoslavia.