The Commission on a Bill of Rights gets it wrong!

From: myhaven [mailto:john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.uk]
Sent: 20 June 2011 14:22
To: Enquiries (Commission on a Bill of Rights)
Subject: Commission website

Hi

Can you please provide the URL for the Commission's website please?

John Hirst

From: Enquiries (Commission on a Bill of Rights)
To: myhaven
Sent: Monday, June 20, 2011 3:16 PM
Subject: RE: Commission website

John

Thank you for your enquiry. The Commission’s website can be found at the following address:

http://www.justice.gov.uk/about/cbr/index.htm

Best wishes,

Robin Seaton
Secretariat
Commission on a Bill of Rights
9.55, 102 Petty France
London SW1H 9AJ

From: myhaven [mailto:john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.uk]
Sent: 20 June 2011 15:28
To: Enquiries (Commission on a Bill of Rights)
Subject: Re: Commission website

Hi Robin

I have already visited the Justice link you provided but there is no link to the Commission website.

I refer you to:

Sir Leigh Lewis: The straightforward answer to your question is we have not yet concluded on those questions because, although we have asked our secretariat to draw up a provisional programme of work, that will come to us at our next meeting and we have not yet considered it. But I think I can say a few things. First of all, we have done a few things in our short life already. We have created a website and we have invited people to give us their views, and rather encouragingly we have had something like 400 responses on our website. Subject to final decision, I think we are also minded to produce some kind of issues paper, which would try and set out some of the issues facing the Commission in language that is accessible to the community more widely and not just to human rights experts, and if we do do that, we would obviously put that on our website and in other ways invite responses to it.

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201012/cmselect/cmpolcon/uc1049-i/uc104901.htm

I ask again for a link to the website.

Best

John

Hi John

The link I sent should take you to the web page that Sir Leigh was referring to; the Commission doesn’t have a separate web presence. If the link isn’t working for any reason try going to www.justice.gov.uk, clicking on ‘Organisations’ and scrolling down to ‘Commission on a Bill of Rights’.

The Commission is currently developing its programme of work, including a plan for public consultation. More information will soon be available on the web page.

Incidentally, I should note that Sir Leigh misspoke when he said ‘400 responses’. He intended to say that the Commission had had ‘400 visits’ to its web pages. This correction has been submitted to the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee and we gather that the final transcript will be corrected accordingly.

Best wishes,

Robin Seaton
Secretariat
Commission on a Bill of Rights
9.55, 102 Petty France
London SW1H 9AJ
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