HC Deb 20 February 1986 vol 92 c283W
Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the Government will ratify the convention on discrimination against women signed in 1981.

Mr. Renton

We intend to complete the preparation of the instrument of ratification in the week beginning 17 March 1986 and deposit it with the Secretary-General of the United Nations as soon as possible thereafter.