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Bill of Rights: Northern Ireland

Volume 495: debated on Wednesday 1 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what progress his Department has made on preparation of a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland in the last six months; (282174)

(2) when the consultation on a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland will be launched.

The Government have been considering the proposals put forward by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission for a package of new statutory rights and duties on public authorities. It is taking time to consider fully all these detailed proposals. The Government aim to publish a consultation paper after the parliamentary summer recess.