Formal Minutes

Wednesday 2 July 2008

Members present:

Michael Connarty, in the Chair
Mr Adrian Bailey
Mr David Borrow
Mr James Clappison
Mr Greg Hands
Keith Hill
Kelvin Hopkins
Mr Bob Laxton
Angus Robertson
Mr Anthony Steen
Richard Younger-Ross

1. Private Deliberative Session

2. The Committee met in public for the scrutiny of documents

Draft Report, proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraph 1, Headnote read. Amendment proposed in line 7, to leave out the word "For debate in European Committee", and to insert the word "Cleared". €” ( Keith Hill.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 1

Noes, 5

Keith Hill

Mr Adrian Bailey

Mr James Clappison

Mr Greg Hands

Mr Anthony Steen

Richard Younger-Ross

Headnote agreed to.

Paragraphs 1.1 to 5.17 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 5.18 read.

Question put, That the paragraph stand part of the report.

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 5

Noes, 1

Mr Adrian Bailey

Keith Hill

Mr James Clappison

Mr Greg Hands

Mr Anthony Steen

Richard Younger-Ross

Paragraph agreed to.

Paragraphs 5.19 to 10.6 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 10.7 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 10.8 to 10.12 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 10.13 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraph 10.14 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 10.15 and 11 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Twenty-ninth Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman make the Report to the House.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 9 July at 2.30 p.m.