The government’s promised draft British bill of rights will not be published until the new year, the lord chancellor admitted last week. Michael Gove told the House of Lords constitution committee that he had intended to publish the bill by this month, but this has been delayed. 

Gove revealed that prime minister David Cameron has requested that the legislation look at establishing a ‘constitutional long-stop’ and whether the UK Supreme Court should act as that body.

A consultation paper has already been shared with ministers, Gove said.