HC Deb 18 July 1984 vol 64 c245W
Mr. Cohen

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress is being made in seeking improvements in the mining regime under the United Nation convention on the law of the sea.

Mr. Luce

The preparatory commission started substantive work only at its spring meeting this year. The United Kingdom delegation made clear at that meeting the problems we have with the mining regime envisaged by the convention. We shall continue to work for improvements to overcome these problems at the next meeting to be held from 13 August to 5 September.