§ Sir Alastair Goodlad
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations she has made to those European Union Member states who have not ratified the current Lomé IV bis Convention. 
§ Clare Short
I am very concerned by the delay in the ratification of the Mid-Term Review of the Lomé IV Convention. The issue has been raised by the UK, as Presidency, at working level meetings in Brussels and my officials and I will continue to press those Member States who have yet to ratify the Review to do so as soon as possible.