The Department for Business Innovation & Skills has carried out a consultation in relation to the Cape Town Convention and its associated Protocol relating to aircraft equipment. The purpose of the consultation was to review whether the United Kingdom should move towards the ratification of the Convention, or take no further action at this stage. The deadline for responses was in October 2010 and the results have not yet been published. If a decision is made to ratify the Convention, a further consultation is expected to be carried out on the detail of the legal options and any necessary law reforms.