Formal Minutes

24 January 2005

Members present:

Mr Barry Sheerman, in the Chair
Valerie Davey
Jeff Ennis
Paul Holmes
Helen Jones
Jonathan Shaw

The Committee deliberated.

Every Child Matters: Ms. Bridget Lindley, Deputy Chief Executive, Family Rights Group, representing the Family Policy Alliance and Dr. Deborah Ghate, Director, Policy Research Bureau, examined.

Prof. Hedy Cleaver, Professorial Research Fellow, Royal Holloway University of London, Mr. Richard Thomas, Information Commissioner, and Dr. Eileen Munro, Reader in Social Policy, London School of Economics, examined.

[Adjourned till Monday 31 January at 3.30 pm