Formal Minutes

Wednesday 5 November 2008

Members present:

Michael Connarty, in the Chair
Mr Adrian Bailey
Mr William Cash
Mr James Clappison
Jim Dobbin
Mr Greg Hands
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory
Keith Hill
Mr Bob Laxton
Mr Anthony Steen
Richard Younger-Ross

1. Private Deliberative Session

Mr Anthony Steen declared an interest in relation to his position as an advisor to the English Vineyards Association.

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.

Paragraphs 1.1. to 7.10 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 8, Headnote read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 8.1. to 8.10 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 8.11, as amended, read and agreed to.

Paragraphs 9.1. to 10.18 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 10.19 read.

the words "We endorse the reservations of the Government and other like-minded states about the flag state draft Directive". €” (Mr. David Heathcoat-Amory.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The Committee divided.

Ayes,4

Noes, 3

Mr Adrian Bailey

Mr William Cash

Jim Dobbin

Keith Hill

Mr Greg Hands

Richard Younger-Ross

Mr David Heathcoat-Amory

Paragraph, as amended, agreed to.

Paragraphs 11.1 to 13.9 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 14, Headnote read.

Amendment proposed in line 13, to leave out the word "Cleared", and to insert the words "For debate in European Committee." €” ( Mr William Cash.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 3

Noes, 3

Mr William Cash

Mr Adrian Bailey

Mr David Heathcoat-Amory

Jim Dobbin

Richard Younger-Ross

Keith Hill

Whereupon the Chairman declared himself with the Noes.

Paragraphs 14.1 to 14.5 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 15, Headnote read.

Amendment proposed in line 10, to leave out the word "Cleared", and to insert the words "For debate in European Committee." €” ( Mr William Cash.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 3

Noes, 3

Mr William Cash

Mr Adrian Bailey

Mr David Heathcoat-Amory

Jim Dobbin

Richard Younger-Ross

Keith Hill

Whereupon the Chairman declared himself with the Noes.

Paragraphs 15.1 to 17.6 read and agreed to

Paragraph 17.7 read.

Amendment proposed, in line 3, to insert the words "We hope that further over-rides of this nature will be resisted by the Government".€” ( Mr David Heathcoat-Amory.)

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 3

Noes, 4

Mr William Cash

Mr Adrian Bailey

Mr Greg Hands

Jim Dobbin

Mr David Heathcoat-Amory

Keith Hill

Richard Younger-Ross

Paragraph 18, Headnote read.

Amendment proposed in line 12, to leave out the word "Cleared", and to insert the words "For debate in European Committee". €” ( Mr William Cash.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

Ayes, 3

Noes, 3

Mr William Cash

Mr Adrian Bailey

Mr Greg Hands

Keith Hill

Mr David Heathcoat-Amory

Richard Younger-Ross

Whereupon the Chairman declared himself with the Noes.

Paragraphs 18.1 to 18.9 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Thirty-eighth Report of the Committee to the House.

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

[Adjourned till Wednesday 12 November at 11a.m.]