HC Deb 06 July 1983 vol 45 c88W
Mr. Dubs

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects the Government to sign the Council of Europe convention on the transfer of sentenced persons; and when it will come into effect.

Mr. Mellor

My right hon. and learned Friend hopes to make an announcement shortly. The convention will come into force three months after it has been ratified by three member states of the Council of Europe.