Formal Minutes

Wednesday 19 April 2006

Members present:

Mr Jimmy Hood, in the Chair
Mr David S Borrow
Michael Connarty
Jim Dobbin
Nia Griffith
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory
Mrs Sharon Hodgson
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 8.7 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 8.8 read, as follows:

“We draw this Communication to the attention of the House because of the importance of tourism to the economy, employment and the environment. There are no questions we need put to the Minister about the document and we are content to clear it from scrutiny.”

Question put, That the paragraph stand part of the Report.

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 4

Mr David S Borrow
Mr Michael Connarty
Jim Dobbin
Mrs Sharon Hodgson

Noes, 2

Mr David Heathcoat-Amory
Mr Anthony Steen

Paragraphs 9.1 to 16 read and agreed to.

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

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

The Committee further deliberated.

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