HL Deb 26 July 1999 vol 604 c139WA
Lord McCarthy

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What approach they are making to the European Court of Human Rights over the cases of Euan Sutherland and Christopher Morris. [HL3899]

Lord Williams of Mostyn

With agreement of the applicants, a further extension has been sought from the European Court of Human Rights in the stayed cases ofSutherland 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.