The Joint Committee on Human Rights has
agreed to the following Report:
POLICE REFORM BILL
1. The Police Reform Bill was introduced to the House
of Lords on 24 January 2002.
It was given its second reading on 5 February.
2. On 25 February, we agreed that the Chairman should
write to the Minister in charge of the Bill in the Lords, Lord
Rooker, raising a number of questions about the compliance of
certain provisions of the Bill with Convention rights. In order
to place these questions in the public domain before the Bill
has completed its Committee stage in the Lords, we publish the
text of that letter as an Annex to this Report. We will report
further on the Bill when we have considered the Government's responses
to our questions.
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