Joint Committee on Human Rights Twenty-Ninth Report

Formal Minutes

Q1.  Monday 21 July 2008

Members present:

Mr Andrew Dismore MP, in the Chair

Lord Bowness
Lord Dubs
Lord Morris of Handsworth
The Earl of Onslow
Baroness Stern
Dr Evan Harris MP
Mr Virendra Sharma MP


Draft Report (A Bill of Rights for the UK?), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 191 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 192 read.

Amendment proposed, to leave out lines 25 to 49—(Lord Bowness.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The Committee divided.

Content, 2

Lord Bowness

The Earl of Onslow

Not Content, 6

Mr Andrew Dismore MP

Lord Dubs

Dr Evan Harris MP

Lord Morris of Handsworth

Mr Virendra Sharma MP

Baroness Stern

Paragraph 192 agreed to.

Paragraphs 193 to 354 read and agreed to.

Annexes read and agreed to.

Summary read and agreed to.

Several Papers were ordered to be appended to the Report.

Resolved, That the Report be the Twenty-ninth Report of the Committee to each House.

Ordered, That the Chairman make the Report to the House of Commons and that Baroness Stern make the Report to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That embargoed copies of the Report be made available, in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order No. 134.


[Adjourned till Tuesday 7 October at 1.30pm.

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