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Legislative Drafting

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 17th March 2015.

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Photo of Richard Shepherd Richard Shepherd Conservative, Aldridge-Brownhills

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what arrangements are in place for Parliamentary Counsel to refer to the Law Officers proposals for legislation which appear to Parliamentary Counsel to be compliant with the European Convention on Human Rights but objectionable on fundamental grounds of fairness or legislative propriety.

Photo of Oliver Letwin Oliver Letwin Minister for Government Policy

All Government Bills are subject to collective agreement and as part of this process the Law Officers’ offices are consulted. All Bills are published along with a statement of compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights and most Bills are accompanied by a memorandum setting out the interaction with Convention rights.

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