Rights and responsibilities: statement

24 March 2009

Lord Bach, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice, repeated a statement announcing consultation of a Bill on rights and responsibilities on 23 March in the House of Lords.

Oral statements often address major incidents, policies and actions.

Ministerial statements are made for the information of the House. Brief comments and questions from all quarters of the House are allowed and up to 20 minutes is allowed for such discussion.

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