Formal Minutes

Wednesday 21 October 2009

Members present:
Michael Connarty, in the Chair
Mr David S Borrow
Mr William Cash
Mr James Clappison
Jim Dobbin
Mr Greg Hands
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory
Keith Hill
Kelvin Hopkins
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 1.24 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 2, Headnote read. Amendment proposed, in line 12, to leave out the word "Cleared" and to insert the words "For debate in European Committee B" €” (Mr Greg Hands..)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The Committee divided.

Ayes,4

Noes,1

Mr William Cash

Jim Dobbin

Mr James Clappison

Mr Greg Hands

Mr David Heathcoat-Amory

Paragraphs 2.1 to 2.18 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 2.19 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 3.1 to 5.6 read and agreed to.

Motion made and Question put, That consideration of paragraphs 6.1 to 6.22 be deferred to the next meeting of the Committee€” (Mr William Cash.)

The Committee divided.

Ayes,3

Noes,6

Mr William Cash

Mr David S Borrow

Mr James Clappison

Jim Dobbin

Mr Greg Hands

Mr David Heathcoat-Amory

Keith Hill

Angus Robertson

Richard Younger Ross

Paragraphs 6.1 to 6.22 read.

Paragraph 6, Headnote read.

Amendment proposed, in line 11, to leave out the words "further information requested" and to insert the words "For debate on the Floor of the House". €”(Mr David Heathcoat-Amory.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The Committee divided.

Ayes,3

Noes,7

Mr William Cash

Mr David S Borrow

Mr James Clappison

Jim Dobbin

Mr David Heathcoat-Amory

Mr Greg Hands

Keith Hill

Kelvin Hopkins

Angus Robertson

Richard Younger Ross

Paragraph agreed to.

Paragraphs 7.1 to 8.25 read and agreed to

Paragraph 8.26 read, amended and agreed to

Paragraphs 9.1 to 18 read and agreed to

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

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

2. Standing Order No.143, the scrutiny reserve resolution and scrutiny of opt-ins

The Committee discussed these matters.

[Adjourned till Wednesday 28 October at 2.30 pm