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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 23rd June 2015.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Labour, Islington North 11:30 am, 23rd June 2015

Could the Secretary of State explain exactly what is his policy towards the European convention on human rights and the European Court of Human Rights? On the one hand, he says that he supports the convention; on the other, he says that all decisions must be made in British courts. If all decisions are made in British courts, then the role of the European Court of Human Rights will be an utter irrelevance to Britain, and British people will therefore be denied the right of access to a treaty obligation that we signed in 1948.