§ Lord Lester of Herne Hill
asked the Leader of the House:
What progress has been made in setting up a Joint Committee on Human Rights; and whether it is likely that the committee will be set up by the end of this year. [HL4834]
§ The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Jay of Paddington)
I understand that a Motion has now been set down on the Order Paper in another place, to be taken today, which asks that House to agree to the appointment of a Joint Committee on Human Rights. If the Motion is agreed, we would expect the committee to be set up early in the new Session.