Joint Committee On Human Rights Fourth Report


9. Opinion from Tony McNulty MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State,

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

HEREFORD MARKETS BILL

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


 
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