HC Deb 10 December 1997 vol 302 c611W
20. Ms Squire

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make a statement on progress on the elimination of land-mines. [18440]

Clare Short

One hundred and twenty countries have already signed the Ottawa Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Land-mines and on their Destruction. I was proud to sign on behalf of Britain on 3 December and to set out our plans for increased support to increase local capacity for demining. Britain will continue to play an active role in ensuring the momentum achieved at Ottawa is maintained.