Formal Minutes

Wednesday 14 May 2008

Members present:

Michael Connarty, in the Chair
Mr Adrian Bailey
Mr David S Borrow
Mr William Cash
Mr James Clappison
Ms Katy Clark
Keith Hill
Kelvin Hopkins
Angus Robertson
Richard Younger-Ross

1. The Role of National Parliaments under the Lisbon Treaty

Professor Alan Dashwood CBE, Faculty of European Law, University of Cambridge, gave oral evidence.

2. Private Deliberative Session

3. 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 21 read and agreed to.

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

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

4. Joint Committee Meeting on the European Union and Development Cooperation

Resolved, That the Chairman have leave to visit Brussels in June to attend the Joint Committee Meeting on the European Union and Development Cooperation.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 21 May at 2.30 p.m.