Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill: Formal Minutes

Thursday 12 January 2006

Members Present:

Mr George Howarth, in the Chair
Vera Baird
Mr Simon Burns
Mr Alan Campbell
Mr Gerald Howarth
Mr Kevan Jones
Robert Key
Sarah McCarthy-Fry
Mr Michael Moore
Bob Russell
Jim Sheridan
Mr Don Touhig

1. Administrative Matters

Ordered, That the public be admitted during the examination of witnesses unless the Committee otherwise orders.

Resolved, That the Committee is content to publish the uncorrected transcripts of oral evidence on the internet.

2. Forward Programme

The Committee considered this matter.

Resolved,  That the Committee take evidence from the Ministry of Defence Bill Team on Thursday 19 January.

Resolved, That the Committee take evidence from the Judge Advocate General and from officials from the Ministry of Defence on Thursday 26 January.

3. Visits

Resolved, That the Committee visit Cyprus and Iraq and that the Chairman seek the approval of the Liaison Committee.

Resolved, That the Committee visit Colchester in connection with its inquiry into the Armed Forces Bill.

4. Formal Consideration of the Bill

The Committee considered this matter.

[Adjourned till Thursday 19 January at half-past Nine o'clock