THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS
The Joint Committee on Human Rights is appointed
by the House of Lords and the House of Commons to consider matters
relating to human rights in the United Kingdom (but excluding
consideration of individual cases) and proposals for remedial
orders made under Section 10 of the Human Rights Act 1998.
HOUSE OF LORDS
HOUSE OF COMMONS
Lord Campbell of Alloway
Lord Lester of Herne Hill
Baroness Perry of Southwark
Vera Baird MP (Labour, Redcar)
Mr Norman Baker MP (Liberal Democrat, Lewes)
Jean Corston MP (Labour, Bristol East) (Chairman)
Mr Kevin McNamara MP (Labour, Kingston upon Hull)
Mr Richard Shepherd MP
Mr Shaun Woodward MP (Labour, St Helens South)
The Committee's terms of reference are set out in Standing Order
No. 152B of the House of Commons and the Order of the House of
Lords of 3 July 2001.
The Reports and evidence of the Joint Committee are published
by The Stationery Office by Order of the two Houses. All publications
of the Committee (including press notices) are on the internet
at www.parliament.uk/commons/selcom/hrhome.htm. A list of Reports
of the Committee in the present Parliament on the inside front
cover of this Report.
All correspondence should be addressed to The Clerk of the Joint
Committee on Human Rights, Committee Office, House of Commons,
London SW1A 0AA. The telephone number for general inquiries is:
020 7219 2797; the Committee's e-mail address is [email protected]
In the footnotes of this Report, references to oral evidence are
indicated by 'Q' followed by the question number. References to
written evidence are indicated by the page number as in 'Ev 12'.