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EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department for Work and Pensions in
conjunction with HM Treasury, are published separately as HL Bill 78—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Lord Freud has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the Human
Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill are compatible with
the Convention rights.

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