§ Mr. Bayley
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the states that have signed(a) the international covenant on civil and political rights, (b) the optional protocol to the covenant and (c) the second protocol to the covenant, indicating the year in which each state signed.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
The information requested by the hon. Member is contained in the UN publications "Human Rights: Status of International Instruments" and "Human Rights: Status of International Instruments: Chart of Ratifications", the most recent copies of which are available in the Library of the House.