§ Mr. Menzies Campbell
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what measures the Government will take at the 24th Session of the Ad Hoc Group on the draft protocol to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention to enable a legally binding 589W compliance regime to be agreed at the fifth Review Conference; what changes to the chairman's text the Government will be proposing at the 24th Session of the Ad Hoc Group; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Bradshaw
At the next session of the Ad Hoc Group in Geneva, the UK will continue to press for completion of the BWC protocol and resolution of the outstanding issues identified by the Chairman of the Ad Hoc Group, Ambassador Toth. There are a limited number of specific items in his "composite text" where further work is required. These are to be found in the sections on Definitions, Declarations, Visits, Measures to strengthen the implementation of Article III of the Convention, Investigations and Legal issues. The UK will continue to work closely with the Chairman and other Delegations to attempt to find solutions to these issues which are acceptable to all.