Formal Minutes

Wednesday 26 November 2008

Members present:

Michael Connarty, in the Chair
Mr David S Borrow
Mr William Cash
Mr James Clappison
Mr Greg Hands
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory
Keith Hill
Kelvin Hopkins
Mr Bob Laxton
Mr Anthony Steen

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.

Paragraphs 1 to 2.X read and agreed to.

Paragraph 3, Headnote Read. Amendment proposed in line X, to leave out the words "For debate in European Committee ", 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, 5

Noes, 3

Mr James Clappison

Mr David S Borrow

Mr Greg Hands

Keith Hill

Mr David Heathcoat-Amory

Mr Bob Laxton

Kelvin Hopkins

Mr Anthony Steen

Paragraphs 3.1 to 18.12 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 18.13 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 19.1 to 19.27 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 19.28 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 20 to 28 read and agreed to.

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

Ordered, That the Chairman make the Report to the House

[Adjourned till Wednesday 10 December at 2.30pm