§ Mr. Clinton Davis
asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will make a statement giving the view of Her Majesty's Government on the latest United Nations Conference on Trade and Development maritime convention on international multimodal transport of goods; and if he will indicate when the United Kingdom proposes to sign it.
§ Mr. Tebbit
The United Kingdom delegation made a statement of reservation at the conclusion of the convention on international multimodal transport on matters concerning the regime of legal liability, the scope of application of the convention, its relationship with unimodal transport conventions and the inclusion of public law provsions. The Government will continue their existing close liaison with our commercial interests by consulting them before taking decisions whether to sign and ratify the convention.