§ 17. Mr. Higgins
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is the present status of the convention on a code of conduct for liner conferences 1974; which countries have now ratified the convention and which have not; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Ridley
The convention entered into force on 6 October 1983 between the 59 countries party to it. I will place a list of these in the Library. Within the EC, they include the Netherlands and the Federal Republic of Germany; the United Kingdom has not yet acceded.