Human Rights Act 1998

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 22nd December 2016.

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Photo of Lord Lester of Herne Hill Lord Lester of Herne Hill Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to authorise public access in 2017 to official records relating to the preparation of the Human Rights Bill in 1997.

Photo of Lord Lester of Herne Hill Lord Lester of Herne Hill Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to arrange for the publication, under the 20-year rule, of official records relating to the preparation and passage of the Human Rights Act 1998.

Photo of Lord Henley Lord Henley Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Ministry of Justice’s intention is for policy records created in 1997 and 1998 to be reviewed in 2019 for transfer to The National Archives in 2020. This is in accordance with the deadline specified by the Public Records (Transfer to the Public Record Office) (Transitional and Saving Provisions) Order 2012.

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