HL Deb 18 December 2001 vol 630 c43WA
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will give Parliament more specific information about the consideration given to human rights issues raised by government Bills. [HL2078]

The Lord Chancellor

Yes. The Government have agreed changes to the relevant guidance so that the explanatory notes of all government Bills first introduced after 1 January 2002 will draw attention to the main convention issues raised by a Bill. I hope that this will further assist Parliament in its debates on these matters.