Compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights
40 Section 19 of the Human Rights Act 1998 requires a minister in charge of a Bill in either House of Parliament to make a statement about the compatibility of the Bill with Convention rights (as defined by section 1 of that Act).
41 The Bill Minister, Lord Duncan of Springbank, has made the following statement:
"In my view, the provisions of the Northern Ireland Budget (No. 2) Bill are compatible with Convention rights."