HL Deb 13 December 1999 vol 608 c15WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether, in view of their commitment to legislation enabling the United Kingdom to ratify the statute of the International Criminal Court, they still consider that extra-territorial jurisdiction should not go beyond the limits proposed by the Home Office Steering Committee Report Review of Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction of July 1996. [HL223]

Lord Bassam of Brighton

Jurisdiction will be taken as appropriate to enable the United Kingdom to ratify the Statute of the International Criminal Court. Government policy on extra-territorial jurisdiction more generally continues to be guided by the 1996 Home Office Steering Committee Report.