Formal Minutes

Wednesday 17 December 2008

Members present:

Michael Connarty, in the Chair
Mr Adrian Bailey
Mr William Cash
Mr James Clappison
Mr Greg Hands
Keith Hill
Kelvin Hopkins
Angus Robertson
Mr Anthony Steen

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, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 1.1 to 1.11 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 1.12 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 1.13 to 7.21 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 8, Headnote read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 8.1 to 8.20 read and agreed to.

Paragraphs 8.21 to 8.24 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 9 to 9.10 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 10 Headnote read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 10.1 to 10.24 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 10.25 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 10.26 to 15.15 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 16, Headnote read.

Amendment proposed in line 20, to leave out the word "Cleared", and to insert the words "For debate in European Standing Committee". €” ( Mr William Cash).

Question put, that the Amendment be made.

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 3

Noes, 3

Mr William Cash

Mr Adrian Bailey

Mr Greg Hands

Keith Hill

Kelvin Hopkins

Angus Robertson

Whereupon the Chairman declared himself with the Noes.

Paragraphs 16.1 to 18 read and agreed to.

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

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

[Adjourned till a time and date arranged by the Chairman.]