Geneva Conventions and United Nations Personnel (Protocols) Bill [ Lords]

Part of Registration of Births and Deaths (Welsh Language) – in the House of Commons at 3:12 pm on 1st April 2009.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch 3:12 pm, 1st April 2009

To what extent has my hon. Friend had regard, in making his argument, to the preamble to schedule 7 to the Geneva Conventions Act 1957, which is inserted by the schedule to the Bill? That preamble emphasises

"that the distinctive emblems are not intended to have any religious, ethnic, racial, regional or political significance".

Any country that signs up to the protocol will have to accept that preamble.

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