Formal Minutes

Wednesday 29 October 2008

Members present:

Mr Michael Connarty, in the Chair
Mr Adrian Bailey
Mr David S Borrow
Mr William Cash
Mr James Clappison
Jim Dobbin
Mr Greg Hands
Keith Hill
Kelvin Hopkins
Mr Lindsay Hoyle
Mr Bob Laxton
Mr Anthony Steen
Richard Younger-Ross

1. Private Deliberative Session

Motion made and Question put, That the Committee believes that, in conformity with the practice of the House in respect of select committees, its deliberations should take place in private, and therefore requests the Leader of the House to ask the House not to renew the provisions contained in the temporary amendment to the Committee's Standing Order, Standing Order No. 143 (10). €” ( Keith Hill)

Amendment proposed, in line 1 to leave out from second "that" to the end of the paragraph and insert the words "the principle of meeting in public should be continued with but recognises the current practice is not working in the way it was originally hoped and calls for there to be a review of the procedures".€” ( Richard Younger-Ross)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 4

Noes, 7

Mr William Cash

Mr Adrian Bailey

Mr James Clappison

Mr David S Borrow

Mr Greg Hands

Jim Dobbin

Richard Younger-Ross

Keith Hill

Kelvin Hopkins

Mr Lindsay Hoyle

Mr Bob Laxton

Another Amendment proposed, in line 1, to leave out from second "that" until the end of the paragraph and insert the words "Standing Order No. 143 (10) should be reaffirmed until the end of this Parliament.'€” ( Mr William Cash)

Question put, That the Amendment be made.

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 4

Noes, 8

Mr William Cash

Mr Adrian Bailey

Mr James Clappison

Mr David S Borrow

Mr Greg Hands

Jim Dobbin

Richard Younger-Ross

Keith Hill

Kelvin Hopkins

Mr Lindsay Hoyle

Mr Bob Laxton

Mr Anthony Steen

Main Question put.

The Committee divided.

Ayes, 8

Noes, 4

Mr Adrian Bailey

Mr William Cash

Mr David S Borrow

Mr James Clappison

Jim Dobbin

Mr Greg Hands

Keith Hill

Richard Younger-Ross

Kelvin Hopkins

Mr Lindsay Hoyle

Mr Bob Laxton

Mr Anthony Steen

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 1.1 to 4.29 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 4.30 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 5.1 to 5.8 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 5.9 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraph 5.10 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraph 5.11 read, amended and agreed to.

Paragraphs 6.1 to 10 read and agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the Thirty-seventh Report of the Committee to the House.

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

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