Clause 34 — Appeals within the United Kingdom: certification of human rights claims

Part of Consumer Protection (Standards of Fire Resistance of Children’s Fancy Dress and Play Costumes Etc) – in the House of Commons at 6:37 pm on 1st December 2015.

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Photo of Andy Burnham Andy Burnham Shadow Home Secretary 6:37 pm, 1st December 2015

I do agree with my hon. Friend, who puts her point very well. There are obviously concerns about the case she mentions given the question of the inappropriateness of detention for children, pregnant women, and victims of rape and torture. The Minister acknowledged the issue of minimising the time spent on administrative detention, and the effectiveness of administrative detention, and we are grateful for his recognition of that.

It is reassuring that on this issue, at least, the Government have shown a willingness to listen, but that is only the start of what they need to do. They will need to do a lot more listening, particularly to their lordships, before this Bill is in a fit state to reach the statute book.