§ Mr. David Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what34W commitments and obligations made by Russia on acceding to the Council of Europe in 1996 remain outstanding. 
§ Mr. MacShane
The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) takes responsibility for monitoring accession obligations and commitments, and appoints Rapporteurs for that purpose. The Rapporteurs on Russia made an extremely comprehensive report to the April session of PACE which is available on the PACE website; http:// assembly.coe.int. HMG agreed with the report's conclusions.