Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Oral Parliamentary Question (OPQ)
    Date of Answer: 18.07.2007
    Column References: 463 c261
    Member Tabling Question: Lilley, Peter
    Topic: Human Rights Act
    Question: What recent representations he has received on the effectiveness of the Human Rights Act 1998.
    Answering Department: Ministry of Justice
    Member Answering Question: Straw, Jack
    Answer: Last year, my predecessor as Secretary of State and Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer, was asked by the Prime Minister to review the implementation of the Human Rights Act. His review was published in July 2006-I am sure that the right hon. Gentleman has read every page. It concluded that the Act has had no impact on the Government’s ability to fight crime, but that it has had a significant and beneficial impact on policy development.