Formal Minutes

Wednesday 11 November 2009

Members present:

Michael Connarty, in the Chair
Mr David S Borrow
Mr William Cash
Mr James Clappison
Jim Dobbin
Mr Greg Hands
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory
Keith Hill

1. 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 to 2.29 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 3, Headnote read.

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

Question put, that the Amendment be made.

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 6

Noes, 1

Mr David S Borrow

Keith Hill

Mr William Cash

Mr James Clappison

Jim Dobbin

Mr Greg Hands

Mr David Heathcoat-Amory

Paragraphs 3.1 to 7.11 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 8, Headnote read.

Amendment proposed in line 9, to leave out the word "Cleared", and to insert the words "For debate in European Committee C". €” ( Mr William Cash.)

Question put, that the Amendment be made.

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 3

Noes, 3

Mr William Cash

Mr David S Borrow

Mr James Clappison

Jim Dobbin

Mr David Heathcoat-Amory

Keith Hill

Whereupon the Chairman declared himself with the Noes.

Paragraphs 8.1 to 13.6 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 14, Headnote read.

Amendment proposed in line 15, to leave out the word "Cleared", and to insert the words "For debate in European Committee B". €” (Mr William Cash.)

Question put, that the Amendment be made.

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 3

Noes, 3

Mr William Cash

Mr David S Borrow

Mr James Clappison

Jim Dobbin

Mr David Heathcoat-Amory

Keith Hill

Whereupon the Chairman declared himself with the Noes.

Paragraphs 14.1 to 18 read and agreed to.

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

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

[Adjourned till Thursday 19 November at 10.30 am