JCHR Press Notice 05-06 No. 44

No. 44 of Session 2005-06 15 June 2006

Forthcoming Publication


Legislative Scrutiny: Eleventh Progress Report

reporting further on
Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill
Education and Inspections Bill
Compensation Bill
Commons Bill

The Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) publishes its Twenty-first Report of Session 2005-06, Legislative Scrutiny: Eleventh Progress Report, on Tuesday 20 June 2006 at 10.00 am as House of Lords Paper HL 201, House of Commons Paper HC 1216.

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 the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill, the Education and Inspections Bill, the Compensation Bill and the Commons Bill in the light of Government responses to points raised previously by the Committee.