Formal Minutes

Wednesday 15 October 2008

Members present:

Michael Connarty, in the Chair
Mr Adrian Bailey
Mr David S Borrow
Mr William Cash
Mr James Clappison
Jim Dobbin
Mr Greg Hands
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory
Keith Hill
Kelvin Hopkins
Mr Bob Laxton
Mr Richard Younger-Ross

1. Private Deliberative Session

2. 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.

Paragraph 1, Headnote read. Amendment proposed in line 18, to leave out the words “Cleared, but further information requested”, and to insert the words “Do not clear; for debate in European Committee B together with document 13829/07”. - (Mr David Heathcoat-Amory.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 4

Noes, 3

Mr James Clappison

Mr Adrian Bailey

Mr Greg Hands

Keith Hill

Mr David Heathcoat-Amory

Mr Bob Laxton

Kelvin Hopkins

 

Headnote, as amended, agreed to.

Paragraphs 1.1 to 1.24 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 2, Headnote read. Amendment proposed in line 17, to leave out the words “Cleared, but further information requested”, and to insert the words “Do not clear; for debate in European Committee B together with document 8136/08” . - (Mr Greg Hands.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 4

Noes, 2

Mr William Cash

Mr Adrian Bailey

Mr James Clappison

Mr Bob Laxton

Mr Greg Hands

 

Mr David Heathcoat-Amory

 

Headnote, as amended, agreed to.

Paragraphs 2.1 to 9.8 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 10, as amended, agreed to.

Paragraphs 10.1 to 13.7 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 14 read. Amendment proposed, to leave out lines 20 to 22. - (Mr William Cash.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 1

Noes, 3

Mr William Cash

Mr Adrian Bailey

Mr Greg Hands

Mr Bob Laxton

Paragraph agreed to.

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

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

[Adjourned till Wednesday 22 October at 2.30 p.m.