Formal Minutes

Wednesday 28 November 2007

Members present:

Michael Connarty, in the Chair
Mr William Cash
Mr James Clappison
Ms Katy Clark
Jim Dobbin
Mr Greg Hands
Mr David Heathcoat-Amory
Mr Keith Hill
Kelvin Hopkins
Mr Lindsay Hoyle
Bob Laxton
Mr Anthony Steen

1. Scrutiny of Documents

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 16.12 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 17, Headnote read. Amendment proposed in line 9, to leave out the word "Cleared", and to insert the words "For debate in European Standing Committee". €” (Mr William Cash.)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 5

Noes, 6

Mr William Cash

Ms Katy Clark

Mr James Clappison

Jim Dobbin

Mr Greg Hands

Mr Keith Hill

Mr David Heathcoat-Amory

Kelvin Hopkins

Mr Anthony Steen

Mr Lindsay Hoyle

Bob Laxton

Headnote agreed to.

Paragraphs 17.1 to 31.9 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 32 read, Headnote read. Amendment proposed in line 7, leave out the word "Cleared", and to insert the words "For debate in European Standing Committee". €” (Mr William Cash.)

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 4

Noes, 7

Mr William Cash

Ms Katy Clark

Mr James Clappison

Jim Dobbin

Mr Greg Hands

Mr Keith Hill

Mr David Heathcoat-Amory

Kelvin Hopkins

Mr Lindsay Hoyle

Bob Laxton

Mr Anthony Steen

Headnote agreed to.

Paragraphs 32.1 to 35 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Fourth Report of the Committee to the House

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

[Adjourned till Wednesday 5 December at 2.30 p.m.