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Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Written Answer, 19/03/13 [E/NI/S/W]

Written Answer given in the House of Lords on 19 March 2013 in response to Lord Lester of Herne Hill's question asking Her Majesty's Government when they will ratify the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office, Lord Taylor of Holbeah, replied that the UK signed the Council of Europe's Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in May 2008. Officials are leading the work to establish the steps that would be required to ratify and implement the convention. Ratification is not a straightforward process and this work needs to be further progressed before any further decisions can be made, including in relation to timescales.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the House of Lords Hansard 19 March 2013 which is available from the UK Parliament website.

Further Information

House of Lords Hansard 19 March 2013