HL Deb 10 January 2000 vol 608 c84WA
Lord Norton of Louth

asked Her Majesty's Government:

On what date the government-wide audit of compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights was begun; and on what date it is expected to be completed. [HL358]

Lord Bassam of Brighton

It is the responsibility of every department to review its legislation and procedures for compatibility with the convention. This is a continuous process. The convention is a living instrument, and departments will need to take into account Human Rights Act jurisprudence as it evolves.