Formal Minutes

Wednesday 21 January 2009

Members present:

Michael Connarty, in the Chair
Mr William Cash
Mr James Clappison
Jim Dobbin
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory
Kelvin Hopkin
Mr Bob Laxton
Angus Robertson
Mr Anthony Steen
Richard Younger-Ross

1. 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.

Paragraphs 1.1 to 1.10 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 2, Headnote read.

Amendment proposed in line 25, to leave out the words "Cleared, but further information requested", and to insert the words "Not cleared; for debate in European Committee B". €” (Mr William Cash.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 5

Noes, 3

Mr William Cash

Jim Dobbin

Mr James Clappison

Mr Bob Laxton

Mr David Heathcoat-Amory

Angus Robertson

Kelvin Hopkins

Richard Younger-Ross

Headnote, as amended, agreed to.

Paragraphs 2.1 to 2.27 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 2.28, read, amended and agreed to

Paragraphs 3.1 to 5.21 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 5.22 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 5.23 to 18.8 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 18.9 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraph 18.10 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 19.1 to 21 read and agreed to.

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

Ordered, That the Chairman make the Report to the House

2. Special Report

Draft Special Report ( The Government's response to the Committee's Thirty-Third Report of Session 2007-08: "Subsidiarity, National parliaments and the Lisbon Treaty), proposed by the Chairman, brought up, read the first and second time, and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report, be the First Special Report of the Committee to the House.

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

[Adjourned till Wednesday 28 January at 2.30pm.