HL Deb 27 July 1998 vol 592 cc152-3WA
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When they expect legislation to be introduced to incorporate the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights into the domestic laws of the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands; and whether they will ensure the equal protection of the law for everyone within the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom. [HL2888]

Lord Williams of Mostyn

The Insular Authorities in Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man all hope to have legislation in draft by the end of the year.

Insular legislation will incorporate the Convention fully into domestic law and will be drafted to take account of local circumstances and institutions.