Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, are
published separately as HL Bill 3—EN.
EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Lord Howell of Guildford has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of
the Human Rights Act 1998:
In my view the provisions of the European Union (Approval of Treaty Amendment
Decision) Bill [HL] are compatible with the Convention rights.