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Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Written Answer, 10/04/13 [E/Ni/S/W]

Written Answer given in the House of Lords on 10 April 2013 in response to Lord Lester of Herne Hill's question asking Her Majesty's Government what particular problems have been identified during the period since the United Kingdom signed the European Convention on the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in May 2008 which need to be addressed before the Convention can be ratified.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office, Lord Taylor of Holbeach, replied that before ratification of any convention it is important to establish what legal, administrative and practical arrangements may be needed to ensure full compliance with provisions within the convention. Officials are currently leading the work to establish the steps that would be required to ratify and implement the convention. This work needs to be further progressed before any further details of what barriers, if any, pertain to this process.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the House of Commons Hansard 10 April 2013 which is available from the UK Parliament website.

Further Information

House of Commons Hansard 10 April 2013