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European Commission Of Human Rights

Volume 33: debated on Monday 6 December 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what cases are outstanding against him before the European Commission of Human Rights; and if he will make a statement.

Seventy cases against the United Kingdom which involve matters for which my right hon. Friend is wholly or primarily responsible are currently outstanding before the European Commission of Human Rights. Of these, 30 cases involve immigration controls or procedures, 30 cases concern rules or procedures in penal institutions and 10 cases cover such issues as criminal justice procedures, the detention of mentally-disordered offenders and the law on privacy.