§ Dr. Lynne Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Oxford, East (Mr. Smith) of 13 May,Official Report, column 288, if anti-personnel mines come into the category of inhumane weapons covered by the United Nations inhumane weapons convention.
§ Mr. Aitken
The United Nations weaponry convention governs the use of certain conventional weapons which may be deemed to be excessively injurious or to have indiscriminate effects. Protocol II of the convention contains prohibitions and restrictions on the use of mines, booby traps and other devices. The use of anti-personnel mines would be covered by this protocol.