JCHR Press Notice 03-04 No. 4

Session 2003-04            18 December 2003

Forthcoming Publication


The Government's Response to the Committee's Ninth Report of Session 2002-03 on the Case for a Children's Commissioner for England

The Second Report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights, on The Government's Response to the Committee's Ninth Report of Session 2002-03 on the Case for a Children's Commissioner for England will be published at 10.00 am on Monday 5 January 2004, as House of Lords Paper 13/House of Commons Paper 135, of Session 2003-04.

The Committee published its Ninth Report on The Case for a Children's Commissioner for England on 12 May 2003.  In it, we recommended the establishment of a children's commissioner for England.  On 8 September, the Government announced its intention to establish such an office by statute.  On 1 December we received the Government's response to our Ninth Report in the form of a memorandum.  It is printed as an appendix to the report.

The Report will be available on the internet from 3pm on the day of publication.