§ Lord BEAUMONT of WHITLEY
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they intend to ratify the UNESCO Convention on the means of prohibiting and preventing the illicit import and export of cultural property; and if not, why not.
§ Lord GORONWY-ROBERTS
As my honourable friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs told another place on 8th April 1974, ratification of this Convention raises certain difficulties for this country. These difficulties have still not been overcome and Her Majesty's Government have therefore not yet taken a decision on ratification.