Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 8th May 2014.

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Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment his Department has made of whether to become a signatory to the UNESCO Convention on Underwater Cultural Heritage and the International Law of the Sea.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave on 31 March 2014, Hansard, column 463W, to Kerry McCarthy, regarding the UNESCO Convention on Underwater Cultural Heritage. The UK is already a State Party to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

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