9. Opinion from Tony McNulty MP, Parliamentary
Under-Secretary of State,|
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
Standing Order no 98a (Reports concerning human rights
(HC 169A)) requires that in the case of a private bill originating
in either House that a report from a Minister of the Crown on
the statement of opinion required by Standing Order 38(3) shall
be presented to the House (by being deposited in the Office of
the Clerk of the Parliaments) not later that the second sitting
day after that on which the Bill was read a first time.
The Hereford Markets Bill received its first reading
on 22 January in the House of Lords. In my opinion the promoters
have failed to undertake an adequate assessment of the compatibility
of their proposals with European Convention on Human Rights in
respect of clause 4(1).
28 January 2003