HC Deb 07 March 1988 vol 129 c8W
Sir Bernard Braine

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what are the reasons for the delay in ratifying the United Nations convention against torture.

Mr. Eggar

The position has not changed since my answer of 16 November to the hon. Member for Ogmore (Mr. Powell), at column397. It remains our intention to introduce legislation to allow ratification of the convention as soon as possible.