Public Bodies: Human Rights

Attorney-General written question – answered on 5th July 2011.

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Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Conservative, Hereford and South Herefordshire

To ask the Attorney-General what recent assessment he has made of proceedings in relation to public authorities under article 8 of schedule 1 to the Human Rights Act 1998.

Photo of Edward Garnier Edward Garnier The Solicitor-General

The Law Officers have not made a recent assessment of legal proceedings concerning the right to respect for private and family life provided by article 8 of the European convention on human rights. As the Government's chief legal advisers responsible for overseeing all government litigation, the Attorney-General and I are regularly updated about legal proceedings raising article 8 and other convention right issues.

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