Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department for Work and Pensions, are
published separately as Bill 149—EN.
EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a)
of the Human Rights Act 1998:
In my view the provisions of the Jobseekers (Back to Work Schemes) Bill are
compatible with the Convention rights.