HL Deb 29 September 2000 vol 616 c197WA
Lord Strabolgi

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will publish in draft the legislation to enable United Kingdom ratification of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal court. [HL3688]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

The draft International Criminal Court Bill was published on 25 August for consultation. We published the Bill as soon as it was ready, even though this was during the Recess, because we are anxious to make progress on legislation as soon as parliamentary time allows. We hope that the draft Bill will receive support from all sides of the House and look forward to receiving comments from interested parliamentarians, individuals and organisations. Comments should be received by 12 October.