HL Deb 11 February 1998 vol 585 cc202-3WA
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the statements made by the Lord Chancellor on 29 January (H.L. Deb., col. 421-422) whether they consider that the Human Rights Bill is designed to incorporate the rights contained in the European Convention on Human Rights into domestic law, except to the extent that existing or future Acts of Parliament are incompatible with those rights; and, if not, whether they will indicate any other respect in which the Bill is not designed to incorporate Convention rights into domestic law. [HL427]

Lord Williams of Mostyn:

I refer the noble Lord to the remarks of the Lord Chancellor on this point during the Third Reading debate on the Human Rights Bill in the House of Lords on Thursday, 5 February (H.L. Deb., col. 840).