HC Deb 27 November 1995 vol 267 c424W
Mr. Menzies Campbell

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on Her Majesty's Government's policy in respect of the United Nations convention on mercenaries. [1349]

Sir Nicholas Bonsor

We do not intend to accede to the UN convention on mercenaries, as we believe that it would be difficult to enforce its provisions. Only nine states have now acceded to the treaty.