Human Rights Act

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 19th November 2013.

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Photo of Lorely Burt Lorely Burt Liberal Democrat, Solihull 11:30 am, 19th November 2013

One hundred and fifty years ago today, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. In that short speech, honest Abe declared a new birth of freedom. In Britain and the rest of the world, no single law does more to protect our freedom than the Human Rights Act. Will my right hon. and learned Friend honour Lincoln’s call by reaffirming our support for the Human Rights Act, which underpins our freedoms today?