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Human Rights

Volume 300: debated on Monday 10 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what further consideration he plans to give to the possible establishment of a Human Rights Commission. [14761]

I have nothing to add at this stage to what we said about this in paragraph 3.8–3.12 of the White Paper "Rights Brought Home: The Human Rights Bill" (Cm 3782), which we published on 24 October, and during the Second Reading debate in Another Place on 3 November.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what functions a Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights would perform; and what powers would be vested in it. [14760]

I have nothing to add at this stage to what we said about this in paragraph 3.6–3.7 of the White Paper "Rights Brought Home: The Human Rights Bill" (Cm 3782), which we published on 24 October, and during the Second Reading debate in Another Place on 3 November.