HC Deb 18 April 2000 vol 348 c427W
55. Fiona Mactaggart

To ask the President of the Council what plans she has to propose the establishment of a human rights committee. [118181]

Mr. Tipping

Draft Standing Orders for a Joint Committee on Human Rights are in preparation. The Government propose that the Committee should have a wide remit to study human rights in the United Kingdom. It remains the expectation that the Joint Committee will start its work before implementation of the Human Rights Act.