§ Mr. Colvin
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps have been taken to give effect to the conventions of Chicago, Tokyo, The Hague and Montreal to permit the extradition of terrorists involved in the hijacking of aircraft; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Mellor
The Tokyo Convention Act 1967 gave effect to that convention in United Kingdom law. The Hague and Montreal conventions were implemented respectively through the Hijacking Act 1971 and the Protection of Aircraft act 1973, both of which have since been repealed and their provisions consolidated into the Aviation Security Act 1982. Orders have been made under these Acts and under the Extradition Act 1870 making the offences referred to in the conventions extraditable in respect of the contracting parties to the conventions. The Chicago convention, which the United Kingdom ratified in 1947, contains no provision for extradition.