§ Mr. Mander
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will state the present position with regard to the signature of the conventions for the repression of terrorism and for the setting up of an international criminal court at The Hague; what countries have signed; and what is the attitude of the British Government?
§ Viscount Cranborne
A conference to consider these two conventions has been held at Geneva. I understand that 35 States took part and that the conference 1705W concluded its labours on 16th November, when 19 States signed the Convention on the International Repression of Terrorism, 10 of these also signed the convention on the creation of an international criminal court. The United Kingdom delegates did not sign either convention. A report on the proceedings of the conference is awaited.