Formal Minutes

Wednesday 12 December 2007

Members present:

Michael Connarty, in the Chair
Mr Adrian Bailey
Mr David S Borrow
Ms Katy Clark
Jim Dobbin
Mr Greg Hands
Keith Hill
Angus Robertson
Mr Anthony Steen

1. Police Cooperation in Criminal Matters and the European Arrest Warrant

Meg Hillier MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Mr Peter Storr, International Director, Dr Paul Chandwani, International Team, Office for Security & Counter Terrorism, Mr Ben Ray, Legal Advisors Branch, and Ms Fenella Taylor, Home Office, gave oral evidence.

2. Scrutiny of Documents

The Committee considered this matter.

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 15 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Sixth Report of the Committee to the House.

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

3. Special Report

Draft Special Report (European Intergovernmental Conference: Government Response to the Thirty-Fifth Report from the Committee, Session 2006-07 and Government Response to the Third Report from the Committee, Session 2007-08), proposed by the Chairman, brought up, read the first and second time, and agreed to.

The Government's response to the Thirty-Fifth Report from the Committee, Session 2006-07 and Government Response to the Third Report from the Committee, Session 2007-08 was appended to the Report.

Resolved, That the Report, be the First Special Report of the Committee of the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman make the Report to the House

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