HC Deb 30 October 1985 vol 84 c554W
Mr. Marlow

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he intends to introduce measures with respect to future participation in the European Court of Human Rights.

Mr. Mellor

The Government have announced their intention to accept, for a further five years, the optional articles of the European Convention on Human Rights which recognise the right of individual petition and the compulsory jurisdiction of the court, when they fall due for renewal in January 1986.