Formal Minutes

Wednesday 19 March 2008

Members present:

Michael Connarty, in the Chair
Mr David S Borrow
Mr William Cash
Mr James Clappison
Ms Katy Clark
Jim Dobbin
Mr Greg Hands
Keith Hill
Bob Laxton
Mr Anthony Steen
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 12, to leave out the word "Cleared", and to insert the words "For debate in European Standing Committee". €” ( Richard Younger-Ross.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 5

Noes, 4

Mr William Cash

Mr David S Borrow

Mr James Clappison

Ms Katy Clark

Mr Greg Hands

Jim Dobbin

Mr Anthony Steen

Mr Keith Hill

Richard Younger-Ross

Headnote agreed to.

Paragraphs 1.1 to 4.2 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 4.3 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 4.4 to 6.8 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 6.9 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 7.1 to 12 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Eighteenth Report of the Committee to the House.

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

[Adjourned till Wednesday 26 March at 2.30 p.m.