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International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL5934, tabled on 3 February 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have not yet submitted the UK state party’s report to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as part of the seventh periodic review, which was due by 30 June 2021; and when they expect to submit it.

Answered on

17 February 2022

The submission of the UK’s 7th Periodic Report under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has been delayed due to a number of factors, including the Covid-19 pandemic.

A letter alerting the Secretariat of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to the delay was sent in December 2020 and a revised timeframe of early 2022 has since been agreed.

The Government now aims to submit and publish its report shortly.