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Mr. Battle: The hon. and learned Gentleman should be clear that reservations are not allowed and have not been made. France and New Zealand have made what are called ``interpreted statements'', which are not reservations because they do not change the statute in respect of those countries. There is a difference between ``reservation'' and ``interpretation'' and that is what France and New Zealand have exercised.

Mr. Garnier: I note what the Minister says. That is the stance that the Government adopted in the other place.

It being One o'clock, The Chairman adjourned the Committee without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order.

        Adjourned till this day at half-past Four o'clock.

The following Members attended the Committee:
Cook, Mr. Frank (Chairman)
Battle, Mr.
Blunt, Mr.
Browne, Mr.
Cranston, Mr.
Day, Mr.
Ellman, Mrs.
Fitzsimons, Lorna
Gapes, Mr.
Garnier, Mr.
Gillan, Mrs.
Hendrick, Mr.
Howarth, Mr. Gerald
King, Ms Oona
Lammy, Mr.
Maclennan, Mr.
McNulty, Mr.
Naysmith, Dr.
Worthington, Mr.

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