Joint Committee On Human Rights Third Report

5 Private Bills

5.1 The following private Bills carry a statement of compatibility made by the sponsors of the Bills, in accordance with Standing Orders.[49] They do not appear to us to raise any questions of compatibility with Convention rights or other human rights which require to be drawn to the attention of either House at this time.

a)  University of Manchester Bill,

b)  University of Wales, Cardiff Bill.

49   The Standing Orders of each House relating to Private Bills were amended with effect from 27 November 2001 so that Standing Orders 38(3) of the Commons and Lords now require the memorandum attached to each Bill by the promoter to include a statement of opinion as to compatibility with Convention rights. Standing Order 169A of the Commons and 98A of the Lords require a Minister to report on each such statement (by depositing a statement in the Private Bill Office) immediately after First Reading.  Back

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