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Human Rights

Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 24 September 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures he intends to introduce to safeguard the rights of British citizens under the European Convention on Human Rights. [15812]

We introduced the Human Rights Bill in another place last month. The Bill gives further effect in domestic law to the rights and freedoms set out in the Convention, and will significantly improve the ability of people in the United Kingdom to rely on their Convention rights before our own courts.