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Proposals for Bill of Rights to be published this autumn

‘Greater authority for the Supreme Court’ sought

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice, Dominic Raab, has advised the House of Commons that the Ministry of Justice plans to bring forward proposals for a Bill of Rights this autumn.

He said that the proposals would be subject to "full consultation. The preparation is going well."

He added:

"We want to see greater authority for the Supreme Court—the Labour Government set up the Supreme Court and we do not think that it should be subordinated—and a greater respect for the legislative role of hon. Members in this place."

For the exchanges in the House of Commons, visit Hansard at column 205.

For a House of Commons Library research briefing considering the implications of a British Bill of Rights, please click here.

10/9/15