Formal Minutes

Wednesday 18 January 2006

Members present:

Mr Jimmy Hood, in the Chair
Mr David S. Borrow
Mr William Cash
Michael Connarty
Mr Wayne David
Jim Dobbin
Nia Griffith
Mr David Hamilton
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory
Mrs Sharon Hodgson
Mr Lindsay Hoyle
Angus Robertson
Mr Anthony Steen

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 2.7 read and agreed to.

Paragraphs 2.8 to 2.12 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 3.1 to 19 read and agreed to.

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

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

The Committee further deliberated.

Fisheries: Ben Bradshaw MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Lindsay D Harris, Head of Fisheries Conservation Division and Simon Waterfield, Head of Fisheries, Conservation Branch, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, were examined.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 25 January at 2.30 p.m.