HC Deb 10 January 2000 vol 342 c36W
Mr. McNamara

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what additional training the judiciary in(a) Northern Ireland and (b) Scotland have been given since the incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights into United Kingdom domestic legislation. [103610]

Mr. Lock

(a) The Judicial Studies Board for Northern Ireland has held five lectures on several European Convention on Human Rights topics since February 1998. In mid-January 2000 there will be a further Human Rights Act lecture, followed in late January, February and March by three case study events covering civil law, family law and criminal law respectively. In addition, the Board is presently considering possible topics for inclusion in a series of Human Rights Act lectures and has secured the agreement of Judge Nicolas Bratza, the British judge at the European Court of Human Rights, to deliver the Board's 2000 Annual Address.

(b) This is a matter for the Scottish Executive.