5 Corporate Responsibility Bill
|Date introduced to the House of Commons
Date introduced to the House of Lords
Current Bill Number
|19 June 2003|
House of Commons 129
26th Report 2001-02
5.1 In the 2001-02 session, we took the view
that a similar Bill, by requiring companies to make certain information
available to the public and by interfering with the right of a
company to use its resources as it sees fit, might interfere with
the right to respect for private life etc. under ECHR Article
8 and the right to peaceful enjoyment of possessions under Article
1 of Protocol 1 to the ECHR. We published a letter to Linda Perham
MP, the Member responsible for the Bill: see Twenty-sixth Report
of the Committee of last Session.
5.2 The present Bill, also introduced by Linda Perham
MP, raises the same issues. Our Chair has written to Ms Perham.
We have received a response sent on Ms Perham's behalf by S E
Cohen. The correspondence is published as an appendix to this
Report, and we draw it to the attention of each House.
19 Joint Committee on Human Rights, Twenty-sixth Report,
Session 2001-02, Scrutiny of Bills: Final Progress Report,
HL Paper 182 HC 1295 Back