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Secretary of State gives evidence on Human Rights Act repeal

26 January 2016

The EU Justice Sub-Committee takes evidence from the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice and Mr Dominic Raab MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Witness

Tuesday 2 February in Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 11.00am

  • The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice and;
  • Mr Dominic Raab MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Possible questions

The Government’s proposal for a British Bill of Rights has been under consideration since it came into office, but little is known about the details of it, despite promises of a consultation last autumn.

Questions the Committee are likely to put to the witnesses include:

  • What is the overall objective of a UK Bill of Rights?
  • Would a British Bill of Rights put the UK in breach of its legal obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights?
  • How will a Bill of Rights affect the blanket ban on prisoner voting in the UK?
  • How would a Bill of Rights impact on our relationship with other EU Member States?
  • Will the national assemblies of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland give their consent to a Bill of Rights?

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