Formal Minutes

Wednesday 23 March 2005

Members present:

Mr Jimmy Hood, in the Chair
Mr Liam Byrne
Mr William Cash
Mr Michael Connarty
Mr Wayne David
Jim Dobbin
Nick Harvey
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory
Sandra Osborne
Anne Picking
Angus Robertson
John Robertson
Mr Anthony Steen
Mr Bill Tynan

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 5.18 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 5.19 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 6 to 14 read and agreed to.

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

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

Ordered, That the Chairman do report memoranda to the House.

Draft Report [The European Commission's Work Programme for 2005],  proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the draft Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 20 read and agreed to.

Annexes 1 and 2 agreed to.

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

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

Draft Report [Aspects of the EU's Constitutional Treaty] further considered.

[ For the minutes relating to the Committee's consideration of the Report see Fourteenth Report of Session 2004-05, HC 38-xiv-I pp 60-82.]

[Adjourned till Monday 4 April at 4.20 p.m