Compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights
1638 The government considers that the Environment Bill is compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).
1639 Accordingly, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has made a statement under section 19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998 to this effect. The government’s ECHR analysis can be found in the memorandum to the Joint Committee on Human Rights. This memorandum is available on the parliament website.