Formal Minutes

Wednesday 13 July 2005

Members present:

Mr Jimmy Hood, in the Chair
Mr David S Borrow
Mr David Hamilton
Mr William Cash
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory
Mr Michael Connarty
Mr Lindsay Hoyle
Rosie Cooper
Mr Angus Robertson
Michael Gove
Mr Anthony Steen
Nia Griffith

The Committee deliberated.

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 16 read and agreed to.

A new paragraph - ( Mr William Cash) - brought up and read, as follows:

"We recommend the unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum on the draft Council Joint Action on European civilian-military support for the African Union monitoring mission in the Darfur region of Sudan for debate in European Standing Committee B."

Question put, That the paragraph be read a second time.

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 3

Mr William Cash
Michael Gove
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory

Noes, 6

Mr David S Borrow
Mr Michael Connarty
Rosie Cooper
Nia Griffith
Mr David Hamilton
Mr Angus Robertson

Paragraph 17 read and agreed to.

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

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

Draft Report [The European Commission's Annual Policy Strategy for 2006],  proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

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

Paragraphs 1 to 16 read and agreed to.

A new paragraph -( Mr William Cash)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added (now paragraph 17).

A new paragraph -( Mr David Heathcoat-Amory)-brought up, read the first and second time, and added (now paragraph 18).

Paragraphs 17 to 19 read and agreed to (now paragraphs 19 to 21).

Annex 1 agreed to.

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

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

The Committee further deliberated.

 [Adjourned till Tuesday 19 July at twenty past three o' clock.