§ Baroness Byford
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many signatory states have so far ratified the International Plant Protection Convention of 17 November 1997 to prevent the spread and introduction of pests to plants and plant products; which states have done so; and when they deposited their instruments of ratification. [HL2063]
§ Lord Whitty
56 states have so far accepted the changes to the International Plant Protection Convention which were agreed by the 1997 FAO Conference. Fifty-five of these states are listed in the third table of the IPPC website athttp://www.fao.org/Legal/treaties/004s-e.htm and the dates of their 149WA instruments of acceptance are also included. The UK has recently sent official acceptance of the changes but this has yet to appear on the website.