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 Lord Parekh Baroness Perry of Southwark Baroness Prashar Baroness Whitaker
|| 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 (Conservative, Aldridge-Brownhills) 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
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'.