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Bill of Rights

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL4085, tabled on 13 December 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have not yet responded to the report by the EU Justice Sub-Committee, The UK, the EU and a British Bill of Rights, published on 9 May 2016; and when they plan to issue the response.

Answered on

22 December 2016

Sir Oliver Heald wrote on 30 November concerning the Government’s response to Lord Boswell in his capacity as Chair of the EU Committee. In his letter, Sir Oliver said that the Government is currently considering human rights reform in the context of the future constitutional framework of the United Kingdom following the vote to leave the EU, and is therefore not in a position to provide a substantive response to the Sub-Committee’s report at this time.