HC Deb 17 February 1997 vol 290 c365W
Mr. Ainger

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the international agreements covering the sale and manufacture of land mines and related equipment, and indicate which have been signed by the United Kingdom. [16004]

Mr. Arbuthnot

Amended protocol II to the United Nations convention on prohibitions or restrictions on the use of certain conventional weapons which may be deemed to be excessively injurious or have indiscriminate effects regulates the use and transfer of certain types of mines. This amended protocol was adopted on 3 May 1996. The United Kingdom signed the convention on 10 April 1981. There are no international agreements covering the manufacture of land mines or related equipment.