No. 27 of Session 2005-06 8 February 2006
Legislative Scrutiny: Fifth Progress Report
The Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) publishes its Eleventh Report of Session 2005-06,
Legislative Scrutiny: Fifth Progress Report, on Friday 10 February 2006 at 10.00 am as House of Lords Paper HL 115, House of Commons Paper HC 899.
The Joint Committee on Human Rights examines every Bill presented to Parliament. With Government Bills its starting point is the statement made by the Minister under section 19 of the Human Rights Act 1998 in respect of compliance with Convention rights as defined in that Act. However, it also has regard to the provisions of other international human rights instruments to which the UK is a signatory.
The Committee publishes regular progress reports on its scrutiny of Bills, setting out any initial concerns it has about Bills it has examined and, subsequently, the Government's responses to these concerns and any further observations it may have on these responses. From time to time the Committee also publishes separate reports on individual Bills.
In this report the Committee draws the special attention of both Houses to four Government Bills: the
Electoral Administration Bill, the
Equality Bill, the
Health Bill and the
Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill.