Joint Committee on Human Rights Legislative Scrutiny Session 2006-07

Bills under scrutiny

Bills cleared from scrutiny

Bills reported on

Bills under scrutiny

Draft Coroners Bill
Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill
Child Maintenance Bill
Transport for London Bill
Draft Human Tissue Bill

Bills reported on


Concessionary Bus Travel Bill (Second Progress Report)
Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Bill (First Progress Report)
Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Bill (Fourth Progress Report)
Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill (First Progress Report)
Fraud (Trials without a Jury) Bill (First Progress Report)  
Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Bill
(Third Progress Report)
Legal Services Bill (Second Progress Report)
Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Bill (Fourth Progress Report)
Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Bill (Sixth Progress Report)
Mental Health Bill (Fourth Progress Report)
Mental Health Bill (Seventh Progress Report)
Offender Management Bill (Second Progress Report)
Serious Crime Bill (Fifth Progress Report)
Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Bill (First Progress Report)
Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Bill (Third Progress Report)
Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Bill (Fourth Progress Report)
Welfare Reform Bill (First Progress Report)
Welfare Reform Bill (Fourth Progress Report)
UK Borders Bill (Sixth Progress Report)

Government responses to legislative scrutiny reports

Mental Health Bill

Government Response to the Committee's Report on the Mental Health Bill

Offender Management Bill

Government Response to the Committee's Report on the Offender Management Bill

Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Bill

Government response to the Committee's reports on the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Bill

Letter from Rt Hon Jack Straw MP about the implementation of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act

Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill

Draft Coroners Bill

This is a draft bill published by the Government on 12 June 2006. The Committee considered it warranted scrutiny and wrote to the Department for Constitutional Affairs on 19 December 2006. The DCA replied on 22 January 2007 (see letters attached below).

Local Government and Public Involvement in Health
The Committee wrote to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on 23 January 2007 (see link below).

UK Borders Bill
This is a Government bill introduced in the House of Commons on 25 January 2007. On 12 March, the Committee wrote to the Secretary of State for the Home Department, asking a number of questions in relation to the human rights compatibility of the bill (see below).

On 2 July 2007 the Committee received the Government's response to thirteenth report of session 2006-07, Legislative Scrutiny: Sixth Progress Report, which considered the human rights implications of the UK Borders Bill.

Human Rights in Iraq: Legal Advice
The Committee wrote to the Attorney General regarding the legal advice on Human Rights in Iraq on 14 June 2007.

Equality Act Guidance to Schools
Correspondence between the Chairman and Ed Balls MP, Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families

Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Bill
The Chairman has written to Bridget Prentice MP regarding the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Bill

Bills cleared from scrutiny

The Committee has decided that the following Bills do not raise sufficiently significant human rights issues for it to examine them further:

Bournemouth Borough Council Bill

Consolidated Fund Bill

Crossrail Bill

Digital Switchover (Disclosure of Information) Bill

Further Education and Training Bill

Greater London Authority Bill

Income Tax Bill

Investment Exchanges and Clearing Houses Bill

London Local Authorities Bill

London Local Authorities and Transport for London Bill

Manchester City Council Bill

National Trust (Northern Ireland) Bill

Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) Bill

Parliament (Joint Departments) Bill

Planning-Gain Supplement (Preparations) Bill

Pensions Bill

Statistics and Registration Service Bill

Whitehaven Harbour Bill