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Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 53922, tabled on 21 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans the Government has to ratify the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage; what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on that ratification; and if she will make a statement.

Answered on

25 November 2016

Government remains committed to reconsidering the case for ratification of the 2001 Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage. A decision on timescales for reviewing the Convention will be made in late Spring 2017.

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