Harriet Harman

Labour Member of Parliament for Camberwell & Peckham

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Parliamentary Question to Dominic Raab MP (Minister for Human Rights and Civil Liberties)

At Justice Questions in the House of Commons, I asked Dominic Raab MP (Minister for Human Rights and Civil Liberties) about the Governments consultation plans on the Human Rights Act:

"Ms Harriet Harman (Camberwell and Peckham) (Lab): The Minister is yet to issue his consultation on the repeal of the Human Rights Act and its replacement with a British Bill of Rights, but it is eight weeks until the Scottish Parliament is dissolved and goes into purdah—it is the same with Northern Ireland and Wales. Will he give an absolute guarantee that he will not squash out Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales from this important consultation by issuing his proposal before, or worse still during, the election purdah period? Will he give that absolute guarantee?

Mr Raab: There will be no squashing out of any of the devolved Administrations. We are already in detailed soundings. When we come to our consultation, there will be full consultation with all the devolved Administrations. There are clear rules and Cabinet Office guidance on purdah, and we will be mindful of them."

You can watch my question to the Minister and his answer here.

 

 

 

 

 

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