UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 12th February 2014.

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Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow Liberal Democrat, Sutton and Cheam

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the Government's commitment to give due consideration to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) when making new policy and legislation, if he will place in the Library all assessments of how new policy and legislation from his Department since January 2013 has given due consideration to the UNCRC.

Photo of Gregory Barker Gregory Barker The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) has been considered in the context of broader human rights issues at the time of formulating DECC's primary legislation during the period specified. Given the terms of the Convention and the content of the legislation no further assessment has been thought necessary.

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