Formal Minutes

Wednesday 15 July 2009

Members present:

Mr Adrian Bailey
Mr William Cash
Keith Hill
Kelvin Hopkin
Mr Lindsay Hoyle
Mr Bob Laxton
Angus Robertson
Richard Younger-Ross

In the temporary absence of the Chairman, Jim Dobbin was called to the Chair for the meeting.

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 1.1 to 12 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report, as amended, be the Twenty-sixth Report of the Committee to the House.

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

2. Other Business

Motion made and Question proposed, That correspondence with the Foreign Secretary on the interpretation of the legal status of the "guarantees" to the Irish Republic, provided by the Decision of the June European Council, be put on the agenda of Committee's meeting on 10 September. (Mr William Cash.)

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 4

Noes, 4

Mr William Cash

Mr Adrian Bailey

Kelvin Hopkins

Keith Hill

Angus Robertson

Mr Lindsay Hoyle

Richard Younger-Ross

Mr Bob Laxton

Whereupon the Chairman declared himself with the Noes.

[Adjourned till Tuesday 21 July at 10.30am.