HC Deb 03 December 1980 vol 995 c111W
38. Mr. Edward Lyons

asked the Lord Privy Seal what is the policy of the United Kingdom towards the draft international convention on torture published by the Government of Sweden; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Hurd

We welcomed the draft convention submitted by Sweden to the Commission on Human Rights as a sound and workmanlike basis for the commission's work. Certain aspects of the draft do, however, require further elaboration. We are playing an active part in the working group set up to finalise the text.

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