HC Deb 23 July 1999 vol 335 c734W
Ann Keen

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what approach he is making to the European Court of Human Rights over the cases of Euan Sutherland and Christopher Morris. [93261]

Mr. Straw

We have today, with the agreement of the applicants, sought a further extension from the European Court of Human Rights in the stayed cases of Sutherland and Morris versus the United Kingdom.

We have informed the Court, in the context of this request, that the Government intend to re-introduce the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill next Session and if necessary, the Parliament Acts will be used to secure its passage.