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 10 TREATIES—JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE—REPORT—STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF PAPER

Dr Southcott (Chair) presented the following papers:

Treaties—Joint Standing Committee—Report 58: Optional protocol to the convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment—

Report, incorporating a dissenting report, March 2004.

Evidence received by the committee.

Minutes of proceedings.

Ordered—That the report be printed.

Dr Southcott and Mr Wilkie, by leave, made statements in connection with the report.

Dr Southcott, by leave, moved—That the House take note of the report.

Dr Southcott was granted leave to continue his speech when the debate is resumed.

Debate adjourned, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.