§ Mr. Simon Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he will make an announcement on the United Kingdom's ratification of the International Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Renton
As I said to my hon. Friend the Member for Macclesfield (Mr. Winterton) on 17 January at column 209–10, we are still considering this convention in the light of our existing legislation and hope to be in a position to make an announcement about ratification soon.