HC Deb 18 November 1998 vol 319 c644W
Sir John Stanley

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment which aspects of the Government's human rights policy are his Department's responsibility. [59869]

Ms Hodge

This Government are committed to promoting human rights at home and abroad. The Human Rights Act 1998 will increase the enforceability of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). My Department has particular responsibility for Article 2 of the first Protocol of the ECHR, which concerns the right to education, and for human rights at work as covered by the International Labour Organisation.