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Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

Volume 712: debated on Tuesday 7 July 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 15 June (WA 184), why one commissioner on the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission declared no Protestant or Catholic community background; and how many of the seven commissioners who have declared political activity were active in each party. [HL4550]

It is a matter for the individuals what information they wish to declare in relation to their community background. Of the seven commissioners who declared political activity, one was on behalf of the UUP, two the Northern Ireland Women's Coalition, one Alliance Party, two SDLP and one DUP.