§ Joyce Quin
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on her policy with regard to UK participation in the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict. 
§ Tessa Jowell
We remain fully committed to the protection of cultural property in time of armed conflict in accordance with international law and, with other interested departments, are giving active consideration to the ratification of the 1954 Hague Convention.
For information, I am arranging to place a statement in the Libraries of both Houses outlining what we are doing to protect Iraqs cultural heritage.