Bill of Rights

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 14 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, pursuant to the Answer of 9th June 2022 to Question 13141 on Bill of Rights, whether he intends to publish a draft Bill of Rights before the House rises for summer recess in July 2022.

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

The Government’s proposals for a Bill of Rights were published in our consultation ‘Human Rights Act Reform: A Modern Bill of Rights’ on 14 December 2021 which is available at: The consultation ran for 12 weeks and over 12,000 responses were received. We do not intend to publish a draft Bill of Rights. We will introduce the Bill in this Parliamentary session.

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