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asked Her Majesty's Government:
What are their intentions regarding the full ratification of the Optional Protocol of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child regarding the military deployment of under 18 year-olds.
The UK lodged an explanatory declaration on the deployment of under 18 year-olds, which is entirely consistent with our obligations under the optional protocol. The full text can be viewed at www.ohchr.org/english/countries/ratification/11–b.htm/reservations.