§ Mr. Foulkes
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many representations he has received over each of the last three years from individuals in each of the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey, respectively, concerning (a) difficulties of pursuing legal cases between the United Kingdom and the islands and (b) the applicability of the European Convention on Human Rights to individuals in the islands; and what has been his response.
§ Mr. Mayhew:
The number of representations cannot be determined without disproportionate cost, but is known to be small. Advice as to the procedure for pursuing legal cases would, when necessary be given and the appropriate island authorities be notified: and persons inquiring about the European Convention on Human Rights would be informed that the convention has been extended to all the islands but that ratification of the right of individual petition has not been renewed for the Isle of Man since 1976.