HL Deb 17 December 1998 vol 595 c179WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What were the conclusions of the Council of Europe's fact-finding mission to Turkey, which began on 6 September; and whether the Council of Europe is taking further action on this matter. [HL289]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

The two rapporteurs from the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly's Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by member states visited Turkey in September and November. The rapporteurs have produced an interim report which is still confidential. We understand that the rapporteurs are likely to return to Turkey before finalising their report. The final report should be available in late January 1999.