Work of the Committee in 2008-09 - Human Rights Joint Committee Contents


Annex 1: Sessional Return 2008-09


Commons Members

Dismore, Mr Andrew (Chairman)

Austin, John

Harris, Dr Evan

Sharma, Mr Virendra

Shepherd, Mr Richard

Timpson, Mr Edward

Lords Members

Bowness, Lord

Dubs, Lord

Lester of Herne Hill, Lord

Morris of Handsworth, Lord

Onslow, Earl of

Prashar, Baroness

Stern, Baroness

Overall attendance:

Meetings attended

31 out of 32

17 out of 32

30 out of 32

20 out of 32

7 out of 32

19 out of 32

25 out of 32

28 out of 32

21 out of 32

24 out of 32

27 out of 32

24 out of 32

0 out of 1

71.1%

Total number of meetings: 32

Of which:
Number of meetings at which oral evidence was taken 19
Number of times oral evidence was taken partly or wholly in private 0
Number of wholly private meetings 13
Number of concurrent meetings with other committees 0
Other activities
Informal meetings 4
Conferences/seminars hosted 4

Staff

Details of the permanent staff of the Committee during the Session can be found in the Committee's publications.

Specialist Advisers during the Session

Raju Bhatt, Dr Heaven Crawley, Professor Philip Fennell, Professor Geoff Gilbert, Raza Husain, Professor Francesca Klug, Colm O'Cinneide, Dr Tomoya Obokata, Camilla Parker, Professor Linda Ward and Sue Willman.

Witnesses
Oral evidence was given during the Session by the following categories of witnesses:
Number of appearances by:
Cabinet Ministers1
Other Ministers10
Members of the House of Commons1
Number of appearances by officials from, or representatives of:
Department for Children, Schools and Families 1
Government Equalities Office1
Ministry of Justice2
Foreign and Commonwealth Office1
Home Office2
Number of appearances by officials from or representatives of public bodies and non-Ministerial departments comprising:
Association of Chief Police Officers1
Children's Commissioner for England1
Children's Commissioner for Wales1
Equality and Human Rights Commission6
Independent Police Complaints Commission 1
Metropolitan Police Service1
Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission 3
Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People 1
Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People 1
Scottish Human Rights Commission1
Appearances by other witnesses31

Overseas Visits
DateDestination MembersStaff PurposeCost[90]
14-18.6.09New York and Washington DC Dismore, Austin, Harris, Sharma,

L Dubs,

B Prashar

1Inquiry into business and human rights £14,190.84
23.9.09GenevaA Dismore0 Equality and Human Rights Commission seminar £405.16

A Travel in a representative capacity

Visits to European Institutions

None.

UK Visits
DateDestination MembersStaff PurposeCost[91]
4.12.08Lambeth Dismore, Harris,

L Dubs

1Inquiry into Policing and Protest £19.62
21.1.09Yarl's Wood, Bedfordshire L Lester,

L Morris

E of Onslow

1Visit to Immigration Removal Centre £200.00
27.3.09OxfordA Dismore0 British Institute of Learning Disabilities Conference £51.00

A Travel in a representative capacity

Reports and Oral and Written Evidence
TitleHC No. (2008-09) Date of publication Government reply
First Report: The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 934.1.09 Received 3.3.09: published as Sixth Report, Session 2008-09
Second Report: The Work of the Committee in 2007-08 9226.1.09 Received 21.5.09: published as part of Seventeenth Report, Session 2008-09
Third Report: A Bill of Rights for the UK? Government Response to the Committee's Twenty-Ninth Report of Session 2007-08 14519.1.09 Not applicable
Fourth Report: Legislative Scrutiny: Political Parties and Elections Bill 2041.2.09 Received 18.5.09: published as part of Seventeenth Report, Session 2008-09
Fifth Report: Counter-Terrorism Policy and Human Rights (Fourteenth Report): Annual Report of Control Orders Legislation 2009 28224.2.09 Cm 7625, published 21.5.09
Sixth Report: UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Government Response to the Committee's First Report of this Session 3156.3.09 Not applicable
Seventh Report: Demonstrating respect for rights? A human rights approach to policing protest 320-I23.3.09 Cm 7633, published 29.5.09
Oral and Written Evidence: Demonstrating respect for rights? A human rights approach to policing protest 320-II23.3.09 Not applicable
Eighth Report: Legislative Scrutiny: Coroners and Justice Bill 36219.3.09 Received 20.5.09: published as part of Seventeenth Report, Session 2008-09
Ninth Report: Legislative Scrutiny: Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill 37525.3.09 Received 21.5.09: published as part of Seventeenth Report, Session 2008-09
Tenth Report: Legislative Scrutiny: Policing and Crime Bill 39516.4.09 Not applicable
Eleventh Report: Legislative Scrutiny: Health Bill; Marine and Coastal Access Bill 39615.4.09 Not applicable
Twelfth Report: UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Reservations and Interpretative Declaration 39717.4.09 Received 14.5.09: published as part of Seventeenth Report, Session 2008-09
Thirteenth Report: Prisoner Transfer Treaty with Libya 39815.4.09 Received 30.6.09: published as part of Twenty-First Report, Session 2008-09
Fourteenth Report: Legislative Scrutiny: Welfare Reform Bill; Apprenticeships, Skills, Children, Children and Learning Bill; Health Bill 41427.4.09 Not applicable
Fifteenth Report: Legislative Scrutiny: Policing and Crime Bill (gangs injunctions) 4416.5.09 Not applicable
Sixteenth Report: Legislative Scrutiny: Coroners and Justice Bill (certified inquests) 52425.5.09 Received 1.7.09: published as part of Twentieth Report, Session 2008-09
Seventeenth Report: Government replies to the Second, Fourth, Eighth, Ninth and Twelfth Reports of Session 2008-09 59225.6.09 Not applicable
Eighteenth Report: Counter-Terrorism Policy and Human Rights (Fifteenth Report): Annual Renewal of 28 Days 2009 72623.6.09 Awaited
Nineteenth Report: Legislative Scrutiny: Parliamentary Standards Bill 84430.6.09 Not applicable
Twentieth Report: Legislative Scrutiny: Finance Bill; Government Response to the Committee's Sixteenth Report of 2008-09, Coroners and Justice Bill (certified inquests) 8828.7.09 Not applicable
Twenty-first Report: Legislative Scrutiny: Marine and Coastal Access Bill; Government Response to the Committee's Thirteenth Report of 2008-09 9185.8.09 Not applicable
Twenty-second Report: Demonstrating Respect for Rights? Follow Up 52228.7.09 Awaited[92]
Twenty-third Report: Allegations of UK complicity in torture 2304.8.09 Cm 7714, published 2.10.09
Twenty-fourth Report: Closing the Impunity Gap: UK law on genocide (and related crimes) and redress for torture victims 55311.8.09 Cm 7704, published 26.10.09
Twenty-fifth Report: Children's Rights 33820.11.09 Awaited
Twenty-sixth Report: Legislative Scrutiny: Equality Bill 73612.11.09 Not applicable
Twenty-seventh Report: Retention, use and destruction of biometric data: correspondence with Government 111312.11.09 Not applicable
Twenty-eighth Report: Legislative Scrutiny: Child Poverty Bill 111426.11.09 Not applicable
Oral and Written Evidence: Immigration and Human Rights 357-i [Session 2007-08] 22.6.09Not applicable
Uncorrected Oral Evidence published on the internet: A Bill of Rights for the UK and the work of the Human Rights Minister 174-i20.1.09 Not applicable
Uncorrected Oral Evidence published on the internet: A Bill Of Rights For The UK And The Work Of The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission 280-i24.2.09 Not applicable
Uncorrected Oral Evidence published on the internet: Business and Human Rights 559-i3.6.09 Not applicable
Uncorrected Oral Evidence published on the internet: Business and Human Rights 559-ii9.6.09 Not applicable
Uncorrected Oral Evidence published on the internet: Business and Human Rights 559-iii30.6.09 Not applicable
Uncorrected Oral Evidence published on the internet: Business and Human Rights 559-iv7.7.09 Not applicable
Uncorrected Oral Evidence published on the internet: Business and Human Rights 559-v14.7.09 Not applicable
Uncorrected Oral Evidence published on the internet: Work of the Equality and Human Rights Commission 1042-i20.10.09 Not applicable
Uncorrected Oral Evidence published on the internet: Work of the Equality and Human Rights Commission 1042-ii10.11.09 Not applicable

Government replies to Reports for Session 2006-07
Reply to the Committee's Ninth Report, Session 2006-07: The Meaning of Public Authority under the Human Rights Act, published as Cm 7726

Government replies to Reports for Session 2007-08

Reply to the Committee's Twenty-ninth Report, Session 2007-08: A Bill of Rights for the UK?, received 18.12.08 and published as the Committee's Third Report, Session 2008-09

Reply to the Committee's Thirty-first Report, Session 2007-08: Monitoring the Government's Response to Human Rights Judgments, published as Cm 7524

Formal Minutes

The Formal Minutes of the Committee were published electronically after each meeting of the Committee. They are available on the Committee's website at http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/joint_committee_on_human_rights.cfm.

Divisions

None.

Debates

Committee reports and/or correspondence were tagged on the Order Paper as being relevant to debates in the House of Commons on 17 occasions and in Westminster Hall on 2 occasions. Further details can be found in table 4, pages 24 and 25.

Number of oral evidence sessions for each inquiry during the Session
InquiryNumber of oral evidence sessions
A UK Bill of Rights and the Work of the Human Rights Minister 1
A UK Bill of Rights and the work of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission 1
Business and human rights 5
Children's rights2
Legislative Scrutiny: Equality Bill 1
Policing and Protest 3
The Work of the Equality and Human Rights Commission 2
UK legislation relating to genocide and torture 2
UNCAT: Allegations of UK Complicity in Torture 2
Total19



90   House of Commons only. Back

91   House of Commons only. Back

92   Holding reply received 24.10.09: published on the internet Back


 
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