To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his most recent assessment is of the steps necessary to implement the removal of the Government's reservations on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; and what timetable he has set for taking these steps.
Beverley Hughes (Minister of State (Children, Young People and Families; Minister for the North West), Department for Children, Schools and Families; Stretford & Urmston, Labour) | Hansard source
The Government are currently taking the necessary procedures to remove the reservations against the Articles 22 and 37c of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is writing to the UN Secretary-General withdrawing the reservations. The Secretary-General will then notify the other states parties of the withdrawal. The withdrawal will take effect upon such notification, which we anticipate will take place by the end of this year.
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