HL Deb 20 July 1982 vol 433 c843WA
Lord Brockway

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What action they propose to take arising from the decision of the Government of the United States of America not to sign the International Law of the Sea Treaty adopted by 130 nations; whether the Law of the Sea Conference will be recalled; and whether, in association with others, they will seek to influence the United States Government to reverse their decision.

Lord Belstead

We are examining the texts which were, adopted at the Eleventh Session of the United Nations Law of the Sea Conference in the light of all our national interests. There will be a meeting of the conference in September to consider the work of the Drafting Committee. We continue to remain in touch with all our major allies on this subject.