HC Deb 05 December 1995 vol 268 c164W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what new proposals he has to reduce worldwide fatalities caused by land mines; and what new restrictions he intends to put in place to avoid future death caused by mines that have time limited detonators or self destruct. [3644]

Mr. Arbuthnot

We want tighter international restrictions on the use and export of all anti-personnel mines to prevent their indiscriminate and irresponsible use and, thereby, to minimise the dangers posed to civilians. In particular, we are working towards incorporating such restrictions into a strengthened UN weaponry convention, protocol II of which, on mines, is currently under review internationally.