HL Deb 03 May 2001 vol 625 c107WA
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the legal advice given by the Law Officers of the Crown before the introduction of the Commonwealth Immigrants Bill 1968, as to whether the provisions of the Bill were likely to be compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights, is now publicly available; and, if not, why not. [HL1338]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Bassam of Brighton)

The Home Office files relating to the work on the Commonwealth Immigrants Bill are in the public domain and their contents may be inspected by application to the Public Records Office.

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