Bill of Rights

Ministry of Justice written question – answered at on 9 June 2022.

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Photo of Steve Reed Steve Reed Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has plans to submit the proposed Bill of Rights for pre-legislative scrutiny.

Photo of James Cartlidge James Cartlidge Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Ministry of Justice) , Assistant Whip

The Bill of Rights is a flagship piece of legislation to be brought forward this Parliamentary session. It is important that the provisions in the Bill are subject to full public and Parliamentary scrutiny and our consultation on the Bill of Rights received over 12,000 responses. The Government is considering these responses and will be publishing a response in due course. We are also preparing a formal response to the recommendations in the Joint Committee on Human Rights’ report on the Bill of Rights. We therefore do not intend to submit the Bill for pre-legislative scrutiny.

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