HL Deb 19 December 2001 vol 630 c69WA
Lord Laird

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What their response is to the remarks of the Chief Commissoner, Professor Brice Dickson, for the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission at a conference on human rights at Queen's University Belfast on Saturday 8 December when he said the current draft Human Rights Bill, as devised by the commission, needed to be considerably changed, with many sections left out, and that much more time for consultation was required. [HL1970]

Lord Williams of Mostyn

The way the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission carries out its consultation on the scope for a Bill of Rights is a matter for the commission.