THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS
The Joint Committee on Human Rights is appointed
by the House of Lords and the House of Commons to consider matters
relating to human rights in the United Kingdom (but excluding
consideration of individual cases) and proposals for remedial
orders made under Section 10 of the Human Rights Act 1998.
HOUSE OF LORDS
HOUSE OF COMMONS
Lord Campbell of Alloway
Lord Lester of Herne Hill
Baroness Perry of Southwark
Vera Baird MP (Labour, Redcar)
Mr Norman Baker MP (Liberal Democrat, Lewes)
Jean Corston MP (Labour, Bristol East) (Chairman)
Mr Kevin McNamara MP (Labour, Kingston upon Hull)
Mr Richard Shepherd MP
Mr Shaun Woodward MP (Labour, St Helens South)
The Committee's terms of reference are set out in
Standing Order No. 152B of the House of Commons and the Order
of the House of Lords of 3 July 2001.
The Reports and evidence of the Joint Committee are
published by The Stationery Office by Order of the two Houses.
All publications of the Committee (including press notices) are
on the internet at www.parliament.uk/commons/selcom/hrhome.htm.
A list of Reports of the Committee in the present Parliament is
on the inside front cover of this Report.
All correspondence should be addressed to The Clerk
of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Committee Office House
of Commons London SW1A 0AA. The telephone number for general inquiries
is: 020 7219 2797; the Committee's e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the footnotes of this Report, references to oral
evidence are indicated by 'Q' followed by the question number.
References to written evidence are indicated by the page number
as in 'Ev 12'.