UN Convention for Protection of Cultural Property in Event of Armed Conflict

Department for Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 23rd June 2015.

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Photo of Nick Brown Nick Brown Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne East

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what his policy is on UK ratification of the 1954 Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Culture Media and Sport)

My Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport places great importance on the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and will make the case to ministerial colleagues for introducing the necessary legislation to allow UK ratification at the earliest opportunity.

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