§ Lord Hylton
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will discuss with the Government of Turkey the draft of the Council of Europe's Convention on the protection of National Minorities.
§ The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Chalker of Wallasey)
Turkey, with the UK and other Council of Europe Member States, played an active and constructive part in the drawing up of the Framework Convention on the Protection of National Minorities. We hope the Turkish Government will sign and ratify the Convention.