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(1)A Minister of the Crown in charge of a Bill in either House of Parliament must, before Second Reading of the Bill—
(a)make a statement to the effect that in his view the provisions of the Bill are compatible with the Convention rights (“a statement of compatibility”); or
(b)make a statement to the effect that although he is unable to make a statement of compatibility the government nevertheless wishes the House to proceed with the Bill.
(2)The statement must be in writing and be published in such manner as the Minister making it considers appropriate.
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